Journal of Endocrinological Investigation

, Volume 25, Issue 6, pp 561–563 | Cite as

Post-partum hypocalcemia: Idiopatic hypoparathyroidism manifested early in lactation

  • R. Durst
  • A. Meirovitz
  • D. Gross
  • O. Kolker
  • M. Muszkat
Case Report


Hypocalcemia associated with labor and lactation is a rare condition reported previously in patients with hypovitaminosis D. We here describe a case of a young woman in whom symptomatic severe hypocalcemia appeared after her second delivery, early in lactation. At the end of lactation the condition worsened. We review all previously reported cases and suggest a possible physiologic explanation for the association between pregnancy, lactation and the appearance of symptomatic hypocalcemia.


Hypoparathyroidism hypocalcemia lactation pregnancy 


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© Italian Society of Endocrinology (SIE) 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Durst
    • 1
  • A. Meirovitz
    • 2
  • D. Gross
    • 3
  • O. Kolker
    • 1
  • M. Muszkat
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MedicineHadassah Medical Center and Hebrew University Medical SchoolJerusalemIsrael
  2. 2.Department of OncologyJerusalemIsrael
  3. 3.Department of Endocrinology and MetabolismHadassah Medical Center and Hebrew University Medical SchoolJerusalemIsrael

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