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      Idiopathic Hypoparathyroidism and Autoimmunity

      Hormone Research in Paediatrics

      S. Karger AG

      Hypoparathyroidism, Autoimmunity, Antiparathyroid antibodies

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          Abstract

          Only a small number of cases of idiopathic hypoparathyroidism linked to the presence of specific antibodies have been described until now. Serum antiparathyroid antibodies have been frequently discovered in the absence of overt parathyroid disease. This suggests either that this kind of antibody is only a marker of genetic predisposition to immunological disease or more probably that subclinical hypoparathyroidism does exist though we lack the sensitive laboratory tests to prove it.

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          Journal
          HRE
          Horm Res Paediatr
          10.1159/issn.1663-2818
          Hormone Research in Paediatrics
          S. Karger AG
          978-3-8055-3658-5
          978-3-318-01945-2
          1663-2818
          1663-2826
          1982
          1982
          25 November 2008
          : 16
          : 5
          : 304-307
          Affiliations
          Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital, Lausanne, Switzerland
          Article
          179518 Horm Res 1982;16:304–307
          10.1159/000179518
          7173822
          © 1982 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          Pages: 4
          Categories
          Autoimmunity and Endocrine Diseases

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