Ectopic cardiac calcification associated with hyperparathyroidism in a boy with hypophosphatemic rickets.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

An adolescent with hypophosphatemic rickets developed cardiac calcifications in the absence of hypercalcemia or elevation of the phosphocalcic product (the product of the total serum calcium and phosphorus concentrations). Cardiac calcifications led to aortic and mitral valve dysfunction, myocardial calcification, and arrhythmia. Hyperparathyroidism probably played a significant role in the development of this complication, which emphasizes the necessity for intermittent assessment of parathyroid status in individuals receiving medical therapy for hypophosphatemic rickets.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Moltz, KC; Friedman, AH; Nehgme, RA; Kleinman, CS; Carpenter, TO

Published Date

  • August 2001

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 13 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 373 - 375

PubMed ID

  • 11717565

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1040-8703

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00008480-200108000-00015


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States