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Transplant recipients on the edge of the hypocalcemia abyss

Abstract

Hypovitaminosis D is a risk factor for transplant-related osteoporosis. Its contribution to severe hypocalcemia in transplant recipients is less well recognized. We present 2 cases to illustrate how risk factors specific to transplant recipients significantly increase the risk of development of severe hypocalcemia, on a background of unrecognized vitamin D deficiency. Regular surveillance of calcium homeostasis should be incorporated into routine clinical care of transplant recipients.

Type Journal
ISBN 1557-3117 (Electronic)
Authors Lee, P.; Samaras, K.; Glanville, A. R.; Center, J. R.;
Garvan Authors Prof Jacqueline Center , Prof Katherine Samaras , Dr Paul Lee
Publisher Name J HEART LUNG TRANSPL
Published Date 2009-01-01 00:00:00
Published Volume 28
Published Issue 1
Published Pages 93-5
URL http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&dopt=Citation&list_uids=19134537
Status Published In-print
OpenAccess Link https://publications.gimr.garvan.org.au/download.php?10208_10379/09 Lee JHLT.pdf