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January 18, 1980

Hypoparathyroidism and Pregnancy Treatment With Calcitriol

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Pediatrics, Tufts University School of Medicine, New England Medical Center Hospital (Boston Floating Hospital for Infants and Children), Boston.

JAMA. 1980;243(3):254-255. doi:10.1001/jama.1980.03300290036018

Calcitriol was used successfully to treat a patient with hypoparathyroidism during pregnancy. Increasing dosages of calcitriol were needed during the last trimester with a prompt decrease in the requirement after delivery. The dosage changes appear to mirror the pattern of endogenous synthesis of calcitriol in normal pregnant women.

(JAMA 243:254-255, 1980)