Hypoparathyroidism occurs secondary to a deficiency in parathyroid hormone (PTH)
Pseudohypoparathyroidism occurs secondary to end-organ unresponsiveness to PTH
Decreases urinary Ca...
Transient hypoparathyroidism in 1st yr of life
Below normal intelligen...
Administer calcium in refractory VFib or status epilepticus in addition to usual medications if known hypoparathyroidism or suspected hypocalcemia
Stridor may herald laryngospasm
Inability to take vitamin D or calcium orally
Corrected calcium <5 mg/dL
Rapid onset of symptoms following surgical excision of the parathyroid glands is the most common symptomatic presentation
Symptoms often confused with hyperventilation or anxiety
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275.49 Other disorders of calcium metabolism
279.11 Digeorge's syndrome
775.4 Hypocalcemia and hypomagnesemia of newborn
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