November 1985

Transitory Hypocalcemia Complicating Measles

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Internal Medicine (Drs Sobel, Einhorn, Maislos, Shainkin-Kestenbaum, and Horowitz) and the Toor Institute (Dr Shany), Soroka Hospital and Faculty of the Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel.

Arch Intern Med. 1985;145(11):2043-2044. doi:10.1001/archinte.1985.00360110113024

• During an epidemic of measles, 12 young adults developed hypocalcemia associated with a decrease in parathyroid hormone level. Calcium and parathyroid hormone levels returned to normal in five of the 12 patients for whom convalescent data were available.

(Arch Intern Med 1985;145:2043-2044)