Evaluation of Clinical Picture and Parathyroid Hormone Infusion Test to Differentiate between the Types of Hypoparathyroidism

Original article


M. Gremida*, K. Shalbi*, E. Pronica**

Al Jalla Children’s Hospital Tripoli-Libya* Children Memorial Health Institute, Warsaw**

JMJ Vol.3 No.2 (September) 2004: 66-67


Aim: The aim of the study is to find out whether the clinical features and the PTH infusion tests are useful to diagnose the various types of Hypoparathyroidism. Material/Patients: 95 children with hypoparathyroidism were included in the study the age range of the patients is 2 months to 18 years. Method: It was a retrospective study including the clinical picture, biochemical results and PTH infusion test results, which was performed in 22 children. Results: The clinical picture, biochemical results and PTH infusion test results can be particularly useful to diagnose the types of hypoparathyroidism. We found 28 children with idiopathic hypoparathyroidism, 22 children were non-classical variant of hypoparathyroidism, 20 with pseudohypoparathyroidism, 13 cases with hypoparathyroidism being secondary to surgical treatment of hyperthyroidism and 12 with Autoimmune Polyendocrinopathy Syndrome type 1. Conclusions: Clinical features and PTH infusion test are important to diagnose different types of hypoparathyroidism.

Keywords: Hypoparathyroidism, Parathyroid Hormone

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