What stimulates phosphate excretion in patients with hypocalcemia?

Updated: Aug 08, 2019
  • Author: Manish Suneja, MD, FASN, FACP; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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In healthy kidneys, parathyroid hormone (PTH) stimulates phosphate excretion. The combination of hypocalcemia and elevated phosphorus levels typically suggests hypoparathyroidism or pseudohypoparathyroidism.


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