What is the global prevalence of hypercalcemia?

Updated: Oct 03, 2018
  • Author: Mahendra Agraharkar, MD, MBBS, FACP, FASN; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Screenings of large groups of patients have found prevalence rates as high as 39 cases per 1000 persons in Scandinavia. Similar screenings in South Africa showed a prevalence of 8 cases per 1000 persons. These higher incidences may reflect underdiagnosis in the United States rather than a true difference in prevalence.


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