Hypercalcemia and renal failure in the course of sarcoidosis — case report

Anna Kempisty, Jan Kuś
Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2012;80(6):570-575.

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Vol 80, No 6 (2012)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2012-10-29
Submitted: 2013-02-22

Abstract

Disturbances of calcium metabolism such as hypercalcemia or/and hypercalciuria in the course of sarcoidosis can be a cause of renal failure in some patients. Life threatening hypercalcemia in sarcoidosis patients is not very frequent. Severe hypercalcemia leading to renal insufficiency is a very rare condition. We present a case of 53-year old man who was admitted to Department of Lung Diseases because of hypercalcemic syndrome and renal failure, and in whom diagnosis of sarcoidosis was made. He was successfully treated with systemic corticosteroids. In this article we present physiological mechanism of hypercalcemia in sarcoidosis patients, mechanism of renal damage and management of these difficult problems.

Keywords

hypercalcemia; renal failure; sarcoidosis; calcium metabolism

About this article
Title

Hypercalcemia and renal failure in the course of sarcoidosis — case report

Journal

Pneumologia i Alergologia Polska

Issue

Vol 80, No 6 (2012)

Pages

570-575

Published online

2012-10-29

Bibliographic record

Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2012;80(6):570-575.

Keywords

hypercalcemia
renal failure
sarcoidosis
calcium metabolism

Authors

Anna Kempisty
Jan Kuś

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