Increased bone mineral density in patients with chronic hypoparathyroidism.

  title={Increased bone mineral density in patients with chronic hypoparathyroidism.},
  author={Fredriech K W Chan and Sau-cheung Tiu and K Choi and Cheung-hei Choi and Alice P. S. Kong and Chi-chung Shek},
  journal={The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism},
  volume={88 7},
Bone mineral density (BMD) has been shown to be increased in postmenopausal females with postthyroidectomy hypoparathyroidism, but it is not known whether similar gains occur in patients with idiopathic hypoparathyroidism. In this study, we measured the BMD of lumbar spine and proximal femur in 14 patients, 8 with idiopathic hypoparathyroidism and 6 with postthyroidectomy hypoparathyroidism, using dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry. Their age ranged from 23-57 yr old, with a mean of 42.5 yr. The… CONTINUE READING
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