Primary Hyperparathyroidism Associated with Pancytosis

Yehiel Ziv, Moshe Rubin, Rafael Lombrozo, David Rapoport, Moshe Dintsman

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To the Editor: In 1949 Berlin1 first described an association between primary hyperparathyroidism and polycythemia in a patient with duodenal and esophageal ulcers who did not survive long enough for a determination of whether treatment of the parathyroid disease might have resulted in remission of the polycythemia. In 1981 Godeau et al.2 described a case in which there was remission of hypercalcemia and pancytosis after resection of a parathyroid adenoma. For 18 years we have followed a woman who was first seen at age 15 because of nausea, anorexia, and weight loss and was found to have pancytosis (hemoglobin, 20.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)187
Number of pages1
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number3
StatePublished - 18 Jul 1985


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