Primary Hyperparathyroidism

Primary hyperparathyroidism causes hypercalcemia (elevated blood calcium levels) through the excessive secretion of parathyroid hormone (PTH), usually by an adenoma (benign tumors) of the parathyroid glands.

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Reference Range - Standard Definition - Interpretation of Standard Ranges in Medical Tests - Example
... usually defined as a calcium level above the reference range) is mostly caused by either primary hyperparathyroidism or malignancy, and therefore, it is reasonable to include these in the ... the probability that the hypercalcemia would have been caused by primary hyperparathyroidism in the first place is estimated to be 0.00125 (or 0.125%), the equivalent probability for cancer is 0.0002, and 0.0 ... of 100%, resulting adjusted probabilities of at least 4.6% that primary hyperparathyroidism has caused the hypercalcemia, at least 0.7% for cancer, at ...
Primary Hyperparathyroidism - See Also
... Secondary hyperparathyroidism Tertiary hyperparathyroidism. ...
Osteitis Fibrosa Cystica - Epidemiology
... Today, it appears in only 2% of individuals diagnosed with primary hyperparathyroidism, which accounts for 90% of instances of the disease ... Primary hyperparathyroidism is three times as common in individuals with diabetes mellitus ... The hospitalization rate for hyperparathyroidism in the United States in 1999 was 8.0 out of 100,000 ...
Men2 - Presentation
... Occasionally pheochromocytoma and primary hyperparathyroidism may be the initial diagnosis ... In MEN2A primary hyperparathyroidism occurs in only 10–30% and is usually diagnosed after the third decade of life ... thyroid carcinoma with pheochromocytoma in about 20–50% of cases and with primary hyperparathyroidism in 5–20% of cases ...

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