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Primary hyperparathyroidism associated to thrombocytopenia: an issue to consider?

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doi: 10.11138/ccmbm/2017.14.1.097
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Primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) is probably the most common endocrine disorder of the parathyroid glands, causing hypercalcemia. It is diagnosed often in persons with elevated serum calcium levels. However, hematological manifestations, such as thrombocytopenia are less known. In this case we describe the possible association of PHPT with reversible thrombocytopenia after parathyroidectomy.
This hematological abnormality can be included in the spectrum of possible causes, including seemingly non-specific symptoms, in the decision tree towards surgical assessment.

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