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AmpathChat #69 - Primary Hyperparathyroidism

Chemical Pathology

Jun 01, 2020 | Chemical Pathology

Dr Yashna Rampursat

Primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) is a disorder of mineral metabolism characterised by incompletely (PTH) regulated, excessive secretion of parathyroid hormone (PTH) from one or more of the four parathyroid glands. It is usually first suspected on the basis of an elevated serum calcium concentration (corrected for the albumin level), or symptoms thereof – the so called “bones, stones, moans and groans syndrome”.

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