Parathyroid hormone is normal in renal stone patients with idiopathic hypercalciuria and high fasting urinary calcium

H. v. Lilienfeld-Toal, D. Bach, A. Hesse, H. Franck, S. Issa

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Abstract

In a group of patients with idiopathic hypercalciuria and an increased fasting urinary calcium excretion we re-examined the question: does secondary hyperparathyroididsm exist? Eight out of 51 patients with calcium renal stones had a high calcium excretion in both fasting and in 24 h urines. The carboxyl-terminal immunoreactive PTH (iPTH) values in these patients were 16±5 ngeq/ml (M±SD), no higher than the iPTH values in the other groups, e.g. normocalciuric patients had an iPTH of 23±8 ngeq/ml. The existence of secondary hyperparathyroidism in a subgroup of stone patients with increased fasting urinary calcium excretion is questionable.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)205-207
Number of pages3
JournalUrological Research
Volume10
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - okt. 1 1982

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  • Urology

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