Hypoparathyroidism - disease update and emerging treatments.

@article{Monis2015HypoparathyroidismD,
  title={Hypoparathyroidism - disease update and emerging treatments.},
  author={Elizabeth L. Monis and Michael Mannstadt},
  journal={Annales d'endocrinologie},
  year={2015},
  volume={76 2},
  pages={
          84-8
        }
}
Parathyroid hormone (PTH) is the primary regulator of blood calcium levels and bone metabolism. Insufficient levels of PTH lead to hypoparathyroidism, characterized by low serum calcium and elevated serum phosphate levels. It is most commonly caused by the inadvertent damage to the parathyroid glands during thyroid surgery. Patients with hypoparathyroidism are currently being treated with oral calcium and active vitamin D, and to avoid worsening hypercalciuria, target serum calcium levels are… CONTINUE READING

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