What is the morbidity and mortality of hypercalcemia caused by hyperparathyroidism?

Updated: Oct 03, 2018
  • Author: Mahendra Agraharkar, MD, MBBS, FACP, FASN; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Morbidity and mortality from hypercalcemia depend entirely on the cause.

Hypercalcemia from hyperparathyroidism tends to be mild and prolonged. Morbidity is related to the resultant bone disease. Because this condition is underdiagnosed so often, actual morbidity is unknown. Mild hypercalcemia rarely, if ever, leads directly to death.


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