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Acute kidney injury associated with hypercalcaemic crisis in a patient with primary hyperparathyroidism


Parathyroid or hypercalcaemic crisis is a rare presenting manifestation of primary hyperparathyroidism and usually seen in relation to parathyroid carcinoma and multiple myeloma. We present a middle-aged woman with extreme hypercalcaemia due to parathyroid adenoma presenting as acute kidney injury. This case highlights the need to consider primary hyperparathyroidism in differentials of a patient presenting with severe hypercalcaemia and renal dysfunction. Also this is the second reported case in literature of a patient surviving such extreme hypercalcaemia due to parathyroid adenoma.

  • endocrine system
  • renal system
  • calcium and bone
  • acute renal failure

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