• Sallie Powell

Changing ideas about Primary Hyperparathyroidism 2021

So much has changed in the last twelve months. I am hoping a positive change this year will be increased awareness of formerly denied concepts about normohormonal and normocalcemic PHPT. They are both real, they are both just as devastating to health as hypercalcaemic PHPT. Up until very recently hardly any doctors took vitamin D levels seriously. Many hospital labs refused to even test vitamin D. It took a pandemic to change those views as well as reading some research. I hope doctors and surgeons will read our recent case stories to open their minds to classifications of PHPT that we have been discussing for a few years. Pictorial evidence that can no longer be denied.

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