Emergency management of acute hypercalcaemia in adult patients

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Authors

Colleges, School and Institutes

External organisations

  • The Mellanby Centre for Bone Research, The Medical School, UNiversity of Sheffield. Sheffield
  • Department of Medicine, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9WL

Abstract

Under physiological conditions, serum calcium concentration is tightly regulated. Abnormalities of parathyroid function, bone resorption, renal calcium reabsorption or dihydroxylation of vitamin D may cause regulatory mechanisms to fail and serum calcium to rise. Serum calcium is bound to albumin, and measurements should be adjusted for serum albumin. This guideline aims to take the non-specialist through the initial phase of assessment and management.

Details

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)G9-G11
JournalEndocrine Connections
Volume5
Early online date6 Oct 2016
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 6 Oct 2016