Hypercalcaemia and hyperparathyroidism

In primary hyperparathyroidism, the parathyroid glands produce an excess of parathyroid hormone (PTH) in relation to the blood calcium concentration. In secondary hyperparathyroidism, the increased PTH secretion is a response to a decrease in the blood calcium concentration. PTH-independent hypercalcaemia is associated with malignant tumours or other systemic diseases.



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ISBN: 9788869305023