What is the prognosis of hypercalcemia?

Updated: Apr 11, 2018
  • Author: Thomas E Green, DO, MPH, MMM, CPE, FACEP, FACOEP; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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The prognosis of patients with hypercalcemia depends upon the etiology of the elevation.

  • Prognosis is very poor with malignancy that has progressed into development of hypercalcemia.

  • Prognosis is excellent when the underlying cause is treatable and treatment is initiated promptly.


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