Transplant recipients on the edge of the hypocalcemia abyss
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.
|Authors||Lee, P.; Samaras, K.; Glanville, A. R.; Center, J. R.;|
|Responsible Garvan Author|
|Publisher Name||JOURNAL OF HEART AND LUNG TRANSPLANTATION|
|URL link to publisher's version||http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&dopt=Citation&list_uids=19134537|
|OpenAccess link to author's accepted manuscript version||https://publications.gimr.garvan.org.au/open-access/10208|