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Parathyroids and the skeleton 

Parathyroids and the skeleton
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Parathyroids and the skeleton
Author(s):

Roger Smith

and Paul Wordsworth

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199607990.003.0006
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date: 20 September 2020

Primary hyperparathyroidism is now diagnosed by hypercalcaemia, and overt bone disease is rare. This chapter also deals with parathyroid overactivity associated with MEN syndromes, with mutations of the CaSR, with parathyroid carcinoma, and with lithium. Parathyroid insufficiency and resistance have many causes. Resistance can be associated with extraskeletal mineralization. Mutations in the PTH/PTHrP receptor cause chondrodysplasia.

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