Utility of the urine calcium-to-creatinine ratio to diagnose primary hyperparathyroidism in asymptomatic hypercalcaemic patients with vitamin D deficiency.

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BACKGROUND Primary hyperparathyroidism (PHP) is the most common cause of hypercalcaemia, and often requires surgical treatment. Familial hypocalciuric hypercalcaemia (FHH) has similar biochemical features to PHP, but requires no treatment. The most common biochemical method used to distinguish between PHP and FHH is the urine calcium-to-creatinine ratio… (More)
DOI: 10.1258/acb.2010.010202

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