Causes of Hypocalcemia by Clinical Cause

Acute illness: ...
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Causes of Hypocalcemia by Clinical Cause


Acute illness: pancreatitis, tumor lysis, severe illness - Secondary hyperparathyroidism from low circulating calcium levels


Autoimmune disease - Autoimmune parathyroid gland destruction


Family history of hypocalcemia - Genetic defects in calcium-sensing receptor or parathyroid hormone secretion


Limited ultraviolet light exposure or poor dietary intake - Vitamin D deficiency


Malabsorption syndrome - Vitamin D deficiency


Neck surgery - Low or absent parathyroid hormone with parathyroid gland removal


Renal disease - Secondary hyperparathyroidism


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Dr. Gerald Diaz
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