Hereditary hyperparathyroidism

Falchetti, Alberto and Brandi, Maria Luisa (2006) Hereditary hyperparathyroidism. Clinical cases in mineral and bone metabolism, 3 (2). pp. 141-149. ISSN 1971-3266

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Primary hyperparathyroidism is an endocrine disorder featured by an excessive and unregulated secretion of parathyroid hormone from one or more parathyroid glands. Generally, it can occur at any age, but it is seen most commonly in the sixth decade of life. It represents a rare endocrine disease in children and young adults and its occurrence in these subjects strongly suggest the possibility of facing a hyperparathyroidism familial syndrome. Molecular genetics have provided new acquisitions on parathyroid tumorigenesis in the last decade. Mutations in specific genes have been demonstrated to account for the parathyroid tissue outgrowth. The availability of specific DNA testing has improved diagnostic accuracy and simplified family monitoring in many cases. Here, a brief review on clinical, pathological and genetic aspects of primary hyperparathyroidism in the setting of hereditary forms of the disease is treated

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Primary hyperparathyroidism, hypercalcemia, hereditary hyperparathyroidism, clinical management, DNA testing
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 612 Fisiologia umana > 612.7 Sistema muscoloscheletrico, tegumento
Depositing User: Danilo Dezzi
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2014 15:01
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2014 15:01

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