Author(s): Westphal SA
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Abstract This article describes a patient in whom disseminated infection with coccidioidomycosis was associated with hypercalcemia. The patient had a low level of 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D and a suppressed parathyroid hormone value, an indication that the hypercalcemia was not mediated by vitamin D or parathyroid hormone. The episode resolved readily with administration of pamidronate, an outcome suggesting that this is effective treatment of hypercalcemia of this origin. On follow-up of the patient while he was receiving antifungal therapy for Coccidioides immitis, calcium values remained normal.
This article was published in Mayo Clin Proc
and referenced in Journal of Clinical Case Reports