Today's Daily Dose: Primary hyperparathyroidism

May 26, 2011
By staff
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“Hypercalcemia in conjunction with an elevated PTH concentration and an undetectable PTHrP concentration is considered the gold standard for primary hyperparathyroidism diagnosis. However, about 75% of affected dogs have normal PTH concentrations, which are inappropriate in the face of hypercalcemia. In normal animals, a high calcium concentration should result in undetectable PTH concentrations.”

—Michael R. Goldstein, DVM

From A challenging case: Primary hyperparathyroidism in a dog