Author(s): Parker MS, Dokoh S, Woolfenden JM, Buchsbaum HW
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Abstract Two patients with disseminated coccidioidomycosis and hypercalcemia are presented. One patient studied showed normal levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D with depressed levels of 1 alpha,25-dihydroxyvitamin D. The serum calcitonin level was appropriate for the level of serum calcium, and the serum parathyroid hormone level was suppressed with elevation of the nephrogenous cAMP level. Intestinal absorption of calcium was elevated at 63 percent. Hypercalcemia and hypercalciuria persisted despite a 300 mg calcium diet. An osteotropic substance similar to the humoral hypercalcemia of malignancy is postulated.
This article was published in Am J Med
and referenced in Journal of Clinical Case Reports