I would go to MDCalc.com,” Dr. Badlani said. “I type in the patient's values, and it tells me this is definitely a real hypercalcemia.”. ... Continuing with his patient with hypercalcemia, Dr. Badlani said he would use ACP's Physician's Information
In this case, glucocorticoid therapy has the added benefit of directly treating the hypercalcemia and plasma cell myeloma. ... Hypercalcemia is most common among patients with multiple myeloma and breast, renal, and lung cancer.
Hypercalcemia and hypercalciuria are present in 10% to 20% and 30% to 50% of patients with sarcoidosis, respectively. ... Hypercalcemia in sarcoidosis is due to excess conversion of calcidiol to calcitriol by activated macrophages in the lung and lymph
Common causes include ampullary obstruction, excess consumption of alcohol, hypertriglyceridemia, hypercalcemia, infection, medication, and trauma.
Numerous medications, iodinated contrast agents, and hypercalcemia may reduce glomerular capillary pressure through afferent arteriolar vasoconstriction.
It is characterized by the triad of hypercalcemia, metabolic alkalosis, and acute kidney injury. ... As in our patient, it is important to consider the effect of thiazide diuretics on hypercalcemia.
Investigation for less common causes, including medications (sulfonamides, diuretics, didanosine, pentamidine, azathioprine), hypercalcemia, viruses (mumps, hepatitis B, HIV, herpes simplex virus), bacteria (Mycoplasma, Salmonella, Legionella),
The patient's hypercalcemia durably resolved after splenectomy. The patient was diagnosed with refractory hypercalcemia secondary to splenic sarcoidosis. ... Clinical indications for splenectomy are hypersplenism, refractory hypercalcemia, functional
We also discussed the concept in our March 2008 ACP Internist column, “Patient's doubts about diagnosis prompt a second opinion, “ in a case of hypercalcemia in the setting of myeloma
patients with a history of bone malignancy, Paget disease of bone, hypercalcemia, or history of skeletal irradiation.