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February 1972

Primary Hyperparathyroidism in a Child Investigated by Determination of Ultrafiltrable Calcium

Author Affiliations

Göteborg, Sweden
From the Department of Pediatrics (Dr. Bergman) and the Clinic of Pediatric Surgery (Dr. Hagberg), Children's Hospital, University of Göteborg, Göteborg, Sweden.

Am J Dis Child. 1972;123(2):174-176. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1972.02110080152024

A 14-year-old girl, hospitalized twice because of kidney stones with no other clinical symptoms of hyperparathyroidism, was operated on; a parathyroid adenoma was found and removed. Significantly elevated values of ultrafiltrable calcium in plasma supported the diagnosis of hyperparathyroidism.