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Which of the following is not a feature of hypercalcemia (AIPG 2009, LQ)



A Diarrhea
B Polyuria

C Depression
D Vomiting

Ans. A

Diarrhea

Extra Edge: Most patients of hyperparathyroid are “asymptomatic”.

Manifestations of Hyperparathyroidism

General

Renal feature

Bones

Abdomen

Cardiac

Calcification

ï Anorexia

ï Nausea

ï Vomiting

ï Fatigue

ï Mental confusion

(Psychic moans)

ï Polyuria &

nocturia

ï Renal colic

from stones

ï Bone pain

ï Bone cysts

ï Brown tumor

ï Peptic ulceration

(abdominal groans)

ï Constipation

ï Short QT interval in ECG arrhythmias

Hypertension

ï Ectopic calcification & chondrocalcinosis

Extra Edge: Polyuria results from effect of hypercalcemia on renal tubules reducing their concentrating ability, a form of nephrogenic diabetes insipidus

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