Circulating intact parathyroid hormone levels in acute pancreatitis.


Serum levels of parathyroid hormone (PTH), calcium and albumin were measured daily for 5 days in 41 selected patients with moderate to severe acute pancreatitis. The PTH level was measured by means of a two-site immunoradiometric assay specific for the intact polypeptide. A rise in PTH level was observed more commonly in patients with a complicated or fatal… (More)


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