Hypocalcemic Tetany in a 10 Year Old Girl
Iraqi Postgraduate Medical Journal,
2013, Volume 12, Issue 1, Pages 164-165
Autoimmune hypoparathyroidism is rare in
children. We present a 10 year old girl who presented with hypocalcaemic tetany due to autoimmune hypoparathyroidism.
The term hypoparathyrodism refers to a group of disorders in which the relative or absolute deficiecy of PTH leads to hypocalcemia and hyperphosphatemia. common cause of hypoparathyrodism are surgical removal of parathyroid glands,radiation,drugs such as alcohol,malignancy,autoimmune disorders and genetic mutations.(1)Autimmune hypoparathyrodism may occur alone or in association with additional features , including mucocutaneous candidiasis and adrenal insufficiency, as acomponent of the autoimmune polyglandular syndrome type 1(APS).(2) We report a10 year’s old girl with isolated autoimmune hypoparathyrodism
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