Hypoparathyroidism

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Hypoparathyroidism

Hypoparathyroidism is is an endocrine disorder in which the parathyroid glands in the neck do not produce enough parathyroid hormone (PTH). Common signs and symptoms include abdominal pain, brittle nails, cataracts, dry hair and skin, muscle cramps, tetany, pain in the face, legs, and feet, seizures, tingling sensation, and weakened tooth enamel (in children). It may be caused by injury to the parathyroid glands (e.g., during surgery). Other causes, include low blood magnesium levels, a side effect of radioactive iodine treatment for hyperthyroidism, metabolic alkalosis, DiGeorge syndrome, and type I polyglandular autoimmune syndrome. The goal of treatment is to restore the calcium and mineral balance in the body.
 

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Hypoparathyroidism UK

Working to improve the lives of people with hypoparathyroidism and other parathyroid conditions.

Last Updated: 1 Apr 2013

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Hypoparathyroidism UK

Working to improve the lives of people with hypoparathyroidism and other parathyroid conditions.

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Last Updated: 1 Apr 2013

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Hypoparathyroidism" returned 315 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Hypoparathyroidism and early onset dementia: Fahr syndrome should be suspected].
 

Author(s): Ines Kechaou, Imène Boukhris

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Fahr syndrome is a rare disorder, whose prevalence is lower than 0.5%. Clinical manifestations are variable ranging from mere behavioral disorders to tetany crises and severe neuropsychiatric manifestations. It may be idiopathic or secondary to numerous causes dominated by phosphocalcium ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Dengue fever manifesting with tetany as the first presentation of primary hypoparathyroidism: a case report.
 

Author(s): Rakitha Higgoda, Kasun Lokuketagoda, Thuvarakan Poobalasingham, Venura Wedagedara, Dilshan Perera, Kanapathipillai Thirumavalavan

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Primary hypoparathyroidism is associated with diverse variety of symptomatology of hypocalcemia including seizures and tetany. We report a case of previously undiagnosed asymptomatic primary hypoparathyroidism with extensive basal ganglia calcifications presenting for the first time ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Self-report of psychological symptoms in hypoparathyroidism patients on conventional therapy.
 

Author(s): Amanda J Arneiro, Bianca C C Duarte, Rodrigo M Kulchetscki, Victor B S Cury, Maicon P Lopes, Breno S Kliemann, Ileana B Bini, Marcos Assad, Gleyne L K Biagini, Victoria Z C Borba, Carolina A Moreira

Journal: Arch Endocrinol Metab. 2018 Jun;62(3):319-324.

 

Hypoparathyroidism is characterized by parathyroid hormone deficiency and hypocalcemia. It has been demonstrated that these patients may also present psychiatric symptoms and decrease of quality of life. The aims of this study were to evaluate the presence of psychopathological symptoms ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Hypoparathyroidism" returned 18 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Misdiagnosis of idiopathic hypoparathyroidism: A case report and literature review.
 

Author(s): Ling Li, Haisong Yang, Jian Li, Yunli Yu, Fan Wang, Xianghui Zhu, Guicheng Liu

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Mar;97(9):e9884.

 

Idiopathic hypoparathyroidism (IHP) is a rare endocrine condition, which is frequently represented by neuropsychiatric disorders. Hence, the misdiagnosis rate of the disease is rather high, especially for neurologists.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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[Risk factors' analysis of transient and permanent hypoparathyroidism after thyroidectomy].
 

Author(s): G Cocchiara, M Cajozzo, S Fazzotta, V D Palumbo, G Geraci, C Maione, S Buscemi, G Romano, F Fatica, G Spinelli, S Ficarella, A Maffongelli, F Caternicchia, A I Lo Monte

Journal: Clin Ter. ;168(4):e271-e277.

 

This review evaluates those main risk factors that can affect patients undergoing thyroidectomy, to reach a better pre- and post-operative management of transient and permanent hypoparathyroidism.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Epidemiology and Diagnosis of Hypoparathyroidism.
 

Author(s): Bart L Clarke, Edward M Brown, Michael T Collins, Harald Jüppner, Peter Lakatos, Michael A Levine, Michael M Mannstadt, John P Bilezikian, Anatoly F Romanischen, Rajesh V Thakker

Journal: J. Clin. Endocrinol. Metab.. 2016 Jun;101(6):2284-99.

 

Hypoparathyroidism is a disorder characterized by hypocalcemia due to insufficient secretion of PTH. Pseudohypoparathyroidism is a less common disorder due to target organ resistance to PTH. This report summarizes the results of the findings and recommendations of the Working Group ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Oral PTH(1-34) PK and PD Study in Patients With Hypoparathyroidism
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Hypoparathyroidism

 

Last Updated: 22 Jun 2018

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Survey on Epidemiology of Hypoparathyroidism in France
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Hypoparathyroidism

 

Last Updated: 8 May 2018

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