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August 1983

Pseudopseudohypoparathyroidism and Pheochromocytoma: Association or Coincidence?

Author Affiliations

From the Divisions of Hypertension—Clinical Pharmacology (Drs Reeves and Shapiro) and Endocrinology (Drs Kiss, Meess, and Levey), Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; and the Presbyterian-University Hospital, Pittsburgh (Drs Reeves, Kiss, Meess, Levey, and Shapiro).

Arch Intern Med. 1983;143(8):1619. doi:10.1001/archinte.1983.00350080141034

• We saw a patient who had a pheochromocytoma producing hypertension along with clear evidence of pseudopseudohypoparathyroidism (PPHP). Although PPHP does not have the biochemical features of hypocalcemia and elevated parathyroid hormone levels as seen in pseudohypoparathyroidism, it seems from this case to share the potential for multiple endocrine neoplasia seen in a number of metabolic disorders in which pheochromocytoma may be a prominent manifestation.

(Arch Intern Med 1983;143:1619)

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