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.;|
|Publisher Name||J HEART LUNG TRANSPL|
|Published Date||2009-01-01 00:00:00|