Incidence of Primary Hyperparathyroidism

Claude Dubost, Philippe Boucaut, Stephen J. Marx, G. D. Aurbach, Allen M. Spiegel, Eric Reiss, Andrew K. Diehl, Hunter Heath, Stephen F. Hodgson, Lila R. Elveback

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To the Editor: In the January 24 issue, Heath and his colleagues reported on the incidence, medical consequences, and economic impact of primary hyperparathyroidism. Unfortunately, hyperparathyroidism was proved by surgery in only 40 patients and by postmortem study in an additional six of a total of 90 patients. It could be that in at least some of the remaining 44 patients the diagnosis was wrong, particularly in those with mild hypercalcemia. Therefore, the patients who were not operated on should not have been included in Table 4, which related changing patterns of clinical characteristics. It is difficult to ascertain that.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1312-1314
Number of pages3
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Volume302
Issue number23
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 5 1980
Externally publishedYes

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Dubost, C., Boucaut, P., Marx, S. J., Aurbach, G. D., Spiegel, A. M., Reiss, E., ... Elveback, L. R. (1980). Incidence of Primary Hyperparathyroidism. New England Journal of Medicine, 302(23), 1312-1314. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJM198006053022316

Incidence of Primary Hyperparathyroidism. / Dubost, Claude; Boucaut, Philippe; Marx, Stephen J.; Aurbach, G. D.; Spiegel, Allen M.; Reiss, Eric; Diehl, Andrew K.; Heath, Hunter; Hodgson, Stephen F.; Elveback, Lila R.

In: New England Journal of Medicine, Vol. 302, No. 23, 05.06.1980, p. 1312-1314.

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Dubost, C, Boucaut, P, Marx, SJ, Aurbach, GD, Spiegel, AM, Reiss, E, Diehl, AK, Heath, H, Hodgson, SF & Elveback, LR 1980, 'Incidence of Primary Hyperparathyroidism', New England Journal of Medicine, vol. 302, no. 23, pp. 1312-1314. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJM198006053022316
Dubost C, Boucaut P, Marx SJ, Aurbach GD, Spiegel AM, Reiss E et al. Incidence of Primary Hyperparathyroidism. New England Journal of Medicine. 1980 Jun 5;302(23):1312-1314. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJM198006053022316
Dubost, Claude ; Boucaut, Philippe ; Marx, Stephen J. ; Aurbach, G. D. ; Spiegel, Allen M. ; Reiss, Eric ; Diehl, Andrew K. ; Heath, Hunter ; Hodgson, Stephen F. ; Elveback, Lila R. / Incidence of Primary Hyperparathyroidism. In: New England Journal of Medicine. 1980 ; Vol. 302, No. 23. pp. 1312-1314.
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