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SAN DIEGO--The prevalence of unsuspected primary hyperparathyroidism among patients diagnosed with fibromyalgia was 11% in a small exploratory study, Dr.
Self rated psychiatric symptoms in patients operated on because of primary hyperparathyroidism and in patients with longstanding mild hypercalcemia.
Primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) affects around one in 800 people during their lifetime and is most common in post-menopausal women.
In 1926, at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Edward Churchill, assisted by an intern named Oliver Cope, operated for the seventh time on the famous sea captain Charles Martell for severe primary hyperparathyroidism (HPT).
Two studies reported intraoperative iPTH concentrations in peripheral or jugular veins in patients undergoing to parathyroidectomy for primary hyperparathyroidism (3, 4).
The relationship between PTH and reninangiotensin-aldosterone system has been a matter of debate in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism and still remains unresolved (7-8).
Primary hyperparathyroidism is a relatively common problem encountered in clinical endocrine practice.
Primary hyperparathyroidism is usually due to a single parathyroid adenoma.