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Vol 59, No 3 (2008)
Case report
Published online: 2008-05-08
Submitted: 2013-02-15
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A rare association of hyperparathyroidism and Turner’s Syndrome - a case report

Nooshin Shirzad, Mohammad Reza Mohajeri Tehrani, Akbar Soltani
Endokrynologia Polska 2008;59(3):232-234.

open access

Vol 59, No 3 (2008)
Case report
Published online: 2008-05-08
Submitted: 2013-02-15

Abstract

We present the clinical, laboratory, radiological and pathological findings in the case and review the literature. Our patient, a 37-year-old woman of short stature, was referred because of musculoskeletal pain. After primary evaluation, she underwent treatment with calcium and vitamin D supplement with the diagnosis of osteomalacia in Turner’s syndrome. The rise of serum calcium during medical therapy, which was an unusual finding, attracted the clinician’s attention to another underlying disorder. Further evaluation revealed primary hyperparathyroidism due to an adenoma of the parathyroid gland. Even though this is a rare diagnosis, its presence should be considered in any patient with Turner’s syndrome presenting with severe osteoporosis and a rise in serum calcium during treatment.

Abstract

We present the clinical, laboratory, radiological and pathological findings in the case and review the literature. Our patient, a 37-year-old woman of short stature, was referred because of musculoskeletal pain. After primary evaluation, she underwent treatment with calcium and vitamin D supplement with the diagnosis of osteomalacia in Turner’s syndrome. The rise of serum calcium during medical therapy, which was an unusual finding, attracted the clinician’s attention to another underlying disorder. Further evaluation revealed primary hyperparathyroidism due to an adenoma of the parathyroid gland. Even though this is a rare diagnosis, its presence should be considered in any patient with Turner’s syndrome presenting with severe osteoporosis and a rise in serum calcium during treatment.
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Keywords

primary hyperparathyroidism; Turner’s syndrome; bone disease

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Title

A rare association of hyperparathyroidism and Turner’s Syndrome - a case report

Journal

Endokrynologia Polska

Issue

Vol 59, No 3 (2008)

Pages

232-234

Published online

2008-05-08

Bibliographic record

Endokrynologia Polska 2008;59(3):232-234.

Keywords

primary hyperparathyroidism
Turner’s syndrome
bone disease

Authors

Nooshin Shirzad
Mohammad Reza Mohajeri Tehrani
Akbar Soltani

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