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International Journal of Medical and Pharmaceutical Case Reports, 2394-109X,Vol.: 1, Issue.: 1 (July-September)

Case Study

Hypercalcemia in Malignancy; the Second Great Masquerader

 

Adam H. Miller1*, Marcelo Sandoval1, Jayne Viets-UpChurch1, Arun Jacob1 and Maggie Q. Ma1

1Department of Emergency Medicine, Division of Internal Medicine, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, United States.

Article Information

Editor(s):

(1) Rahul S. Khupse, Assistant Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Findlay, USA.

Reviewers:

(1) Patorn Piromchai, Khon Kaen University, Thailand.

(2) Anonymous.

(3) Anonymous.

Complete Peer review History: http://www.sciencedomain.org/review-history/5350

Abstracts

Hypercalcemia in malignancy can present with metabolic derangement, generalized weakness, altered mental status, renal compromise, cardiac dysrhythmias including atrial fibrillation and bradycardia, abdominal pain and/or shortness of breath amongst many other clinical manifestations. We present three cases of hypercalcemia in patients with malignancies; followed by discussion of hypercalcemia including etiology, clinical presentation and treatment.

Keywords :

Hypercalcemia; malignancy; cancer; clinical manifestations; management, dysrhythmia.

Full Article - PDF    Page 1-11

DOI : 10.9734/IJMPCR/2014/11240

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