Parathyroid hormone and calcitonin in idiopathic hypercalciuria

A. Weinberger, R. Shainkin, I. Oliver

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A previous study led us to suggest that idiopathic hypercalciuria is a state of hyperparathyroidism compensated by secretion of calcitonin. Therefore, circulating parathyroid hormone and calcitonin were measured in patients with this syndrome. Circulating parathyroid hormone was found to be elevated in 5 out of the 6 patients studied. Calcitonin levels were within the normal range. The data indicate that idiopathic hypercalciuria is associated with hyperparathyroidism and that the normocalcemia in these patients is not a result of compensation by hypercalcitoninemia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)459-461
Number of pages3
JournalBiomedicine Express
Issue number12
StatePublished - 1974


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