What are the causes of hypercalcemia due to the parathyroid?

Updated: Dec 03, 2020
  • Author: Mahendra Agraharkar, MD, MBBS, FACP, FASN; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Answer

Causes of hypercalcemia that are related to the parathyroid include the following:

  • Primary hyperparathyroidism - Solitary adenoma, generalized hyperplasia, multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 or type 2A
  • Lithium-related release of PTH
  • Familial cases of high PTH levels
  • Neonatal severe hyperparathyroidism
  • Kidney transplantation [7]

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