Serum parathyroid hormone level is elevated in some patients with disorders of keratinization.

@article{Milstone1992SerumPH,
  title={Serum parathyroid hormone level is elevated in some patients with disorders of keratinization.},
  author={Leonard M. Milstone and Anne Ellison and Karl L. Insogna},
  journal={Archives of dermatology},
  year={1992},
  volume={128 7},
  pages={926-30}
}
BACKGROUND AND DESIGN After the chance of observation of an elevated parathyroid hormone (PTH) value in a patient with pityriasis rubra pilaris, the serum PTH level was measured in the next 14 patients seen with disorders of keratinization. Calcium metabolism in three affected patients was then studied in depth. RESULTS Five of 15 patients had twofold or greater elevations in serum PTH values. The patients had four different disorders of keratinization: bullous congenital ichthyosiform… CONTINUE READING