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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 375-377

Severe hypercalcemia unmasked by Vitamin D in a patient with sarcoidosis


Staff Nephrologist, St. Martha's Hospital, Nrupathunga Road, Bangalore, India

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S Nayak-Rao
Shobhana Nayak Rao, St Martha's Hospital, Nrupathunga Road, Bangalore 560 001
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-4065.116325

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Severe hypercalcemia is uncommon in clinical practice and is usually due to primary hperparathyroidism or malignancy. We present a patient who presented with severe hypercalcemia with renal failure; further evaluation of which revealed the diagnosis of sarcoidosis. This case is presented in view of the rarity of presentation of sarcoidosis with hypercalcemic crisis.






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