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dc.contributor.authorSchofield, Christopher
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-24T15:11:51Z
dc.date.available2017-08-24T15:11:51Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.citationEtheridge, Z. C., Schofield, C., Prinsloo, P. J. J. & Sturrock, N. D. C. (2014). Hypocalcaemia following thyroidectomy unresponsive to oral therapy. Hormones, 13 (2), pp.286-289.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12904/11735
dc.description.abstractHypocalcaemia due to hypoparathyroidism following thyroidectomy is a relatively common occurrence. Standard treatment is with oral calcium and vitamin D replacement therapy; lack of response to oral therapy is rare. Herein we describe a case of hypoparathyroidism following thyroidectomy unresponsive to oral therapy in a patient with a complex medical history. We consider the potential causes in the context of calcium metabolism including: poor adherence, hungry bone syndrome, malabsorption, vitamin D resistance, bisphosphonate use and functional hypoparathyroidism secondary to magnesium deficiency. Malabsorption due to intestinal hurry was likely to be a contributory factor in this case and very large doses of oral therapy were required to avoid symptomatic hypocalcaemia.;
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dc.subjectDrug therapy
dc.subjectHypocalcemia
dc.subjectHypoparathyroidism
dc.titleHypocalcaemia following thyroidectomy unresponsive to oral therapy
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