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      A Rapidly Progressive Cataract in a Patient with Autoimmune Hypoparathyroidism and Acute Liver and Renal Failure

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          Cataract is a well-known complication of hypoparathyroidism, albeit the mechanism is obscure. The progression of cataract is typically slow in patients with idiopathic hypoparathyroidism. We describe a case of an extremely rapid evolution of typical hypocalcemic cataracts in a patient with familial autoimmune hypoparathyroidism during acute idiopathic hepatic and renal failure, while serum calcium and phosphorus were unbalanced. Physicians and ophthalmologists must be aware of cataracts developing rapidly in the setting of such metabolic derangements.

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            Am J Nephrol
            American Journal of Nephrology
            S. Karger AG
            August 1999
            13 August 1999
            : 19
            : 4
            : 523-526
            Department of aNephrology, bLiver Unit, and cDepartment of Ophthalmology, Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
            13493 Am J Nephrol 1999;19:523–526
            © 1999 S. Karger AG, Basel

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            Cardiovascular Medicine, Nephrology

            Acute renal failure, Cataract, Hypocalcemia, Fulminant hepatitis


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