What is the prevalence of primary hyperparathyroidism in the US?

Updated: Aug 18, 2020
  • Author: Lawrence Kim, MD, FACS, FACE; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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US population-based data from Olmsted County, Minn, indicate that the prevalence of primary hyperparathyroidism is slowly decreasing. [1] The prevalence has been reported to be approximately 21 cases per 100,000 person-years. The mean age at diagnosis has remained between 52 and 56 years, and women have consistently made up the majority of cases (with a female-to-male ratio of 3:1).


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