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Mood and Anxiety Disorders 

Mood and Anxiety Disorders
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Mood and Anxiety Disorders
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Brian A. Palmer

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190464868.003.0067
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date: 19 October 2019

The most common causes of hypercalcemia are malignancies and primary hyperparathyroidism. Patients with primary hyperparathyroidism have increased serum parathyroid hormone (PTH) values, but PTH is usually suppressed in cancer-associated hypercalcemia. Cancer-related hypercalcemia is often mediated by a PTH-related protein (PTHrP), which is secreted by the tumor and can be measured with current assays. In general, however, measuring PTHrP levels is of academic interest only and should not be done on a routine basis.

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