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      Calcitonin Levels in Chronic Renal Disease

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          High levels of serum calcitonin were found in patients with chronic renal failure. Serum calcitonin correlated directly with the phosphate to total calcium ratio; calcitonin levels correlated inversely with serum calcium in those patients on dialysis and directly with serum calcium in nondialysis patients. All patients had elevated serum gastrin. The high levels of serum calcitonin usually decreased following successful kidney transplantation. The pathophysiology of this hypercalcitonemia and its relationship to renal osteodystrophy and the disordered calcium metabolism of uremia remains to be elucidated.

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          Journal
          NEF
          Nephron
          10.1159/issn.1660-8151
          Nephron
          S. Karger AG
          1660-8151
          2235-3186
          1977
          1977
          28 November 2008
          : 19
          : 1
          : 12-18
          Affiliations
          Veterans Administration Hospital; George Washington University, and Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
          Article
          180860 Nephron 1977;19:12–18
          10.1159/000180860
          331128
          © 1977 S. Karger AG, Basel

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