Which factors determine the treatment of hypercalcemia in the ED?

Updated: Apr 11, 2018
  • Author: Thomas E Green, DO, MPH, MMM, CPE, FACEP, FACOEP; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
  • Print
Answer

The treatment of hypercalcemia depends on the level, the clinical presentation, and (if known) the underlying cause of the problem. In mild to moderate elevations of calcium, few treatment options may be available in the ED. A physical evaluation to help delineate the source of the elevation is always appropriate, as is a subsequent timely follow-up visit.


Did this answer your question?
Additional feedback? (Optional)
Thank you for your feedback!