Hypoparathyroidism and Hypocalcemic States

  • Laura Masi
  • Maria Luisa Brandi


A Caucasian 35-year-old woman at the 7th month of pregnancy was hospitalized for a spontaneous right hip fracture. She was suffering from asthenia, cramps, sometimes hypotension and tachycardia. She was 165 cm height and 60 kg weight. She referred a history of type I diabetes diagnosed when she was 20 years old and a Hashimoto’s thyroiditis with hypothyroidism diagnosed when she was 30 years old. She performed a therapy with insulin and Levo-thyroxine (l-thyroxine 125 mcg/day). In addition, vitiligo was started before adulthood.


Hypocalcemia—acute, chronic Differential diagnosis Treatment Sterol therapy Refractoriness Hypoparathyroidism 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MedicineUniversity of Florence, Centro di Riferimento Regionale sui Tumori Endocrini Ereditari, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria CareggiFlorenceItaly

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