Hyperparathyroidism in chronic kidney disease: Complexities within the commonplace

Michael M. Cai, Lawrence P. McMahon, Edward R. Smith, David S. Williams, Stephen G. Holt

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Secondary hyperparathyroidism in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) is common and usually caused by associated metabolic abnormalities, in particular, hypocalcaemia and hyperphosphataemia. Nevertheless, other causes of hyperparathyroidism can exist concurrently with CKD, challenging diagnostic interpretation and therapeutic intervention. We present four cases of hyperparathyroidism in patients with CKD that highlight some of these dilemmas.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)333-337
Number of pages5
JournalClinical Medicine
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2012


  • Calcimimetic
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Parathyroidectomy

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