What causes acquired hypoparathyroidism?

Updated: Aug 08, 2019
  • Author: Manish Suneja, MD, FASN, FACP; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Acquired hypoparathyroidism may result from the following:

  • Neck irradiation/radioiodine therapy [10]

  • Postparathyroidectomy in dialysis patients [11]

  • Inadvertent surgical removal (can be transient or permanent)

  • Infiltrative disease (eg, hemochromatosis, granulomatous disease [sarcoidosis], thalassemia, amyloidosis, or metastatic malignant infiltration


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