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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 377-379

Unmasking of primary hyperparathyroidism by Vitamin D therapy

1 Department of Nephrology, Global Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Surgery, Global Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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B Shah
Institute of Renal Sciences, Global Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-4065.157427

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A 38-year-old female on Vitamin D therapy presented with hypercalcemia induced acute kidney injury. Evaluation revealed primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) and iatrogenic hypervitaminosis D. After medical stabilization, she underwent surgical removal of the parathyroid adenoma, and made a full recovery. This case highlights unmasking of subclinical hyperparathyroidism by vitamin D therapy leading to severe hypercalcemia.


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