Hyperuricaemia, Hypoparathyroidism and Acute Hypercalcaemia: Unusual Complications in Extrapulmonary TuberculosisCorrespondence Address :
Pandit Bhagwat Dayal Sharma, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, 27/9 J, Medical Campus, Rohtak-124001, Haryana, India.
Hypercalcaemia may occur in patients with pulmonary tuberculosis because of abnormal extrarenal production of 1,25-dihydroxy Vitamin D3 by activated macrophages in granulomatous tissues. In Extrapulmonary Tuberculosis, derangements of calcium, Parathyroid levels are usually not seen. Rarely, serum calcium levels are raised with a normal vitamin D levels in background of an adequate sunlight exposure. Here, authors report a case of a patient with tubercular meningitis who presented with hypercalcaemia, hyperuricaemia, and hypoparathyroidism.
Granulomatous, Parathyroid, Serum calcium
Ravi Parkash, Surekha Dabla, Neharika Saini, Kiran Bala. HYPERURICAEMIA, HYPOPARATHYROIDISM AND ACUTE HYPERCALCAEMIA: UNUSUAL COMPLICATIONS IN EXTRAPULMONARY TUBERCULOSIS. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2019 September [cited: 2019 Aug 20 ]; 13:OD01-OD02. Available from
Date of Submission: Mar 30, 2019
Date of Peer Review: Apr 26, 2019
Date of Acceptance: Jun 07, 2019
Date of Publishing: Sep 01, 2019
FINANCIAL OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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