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      High Plasma Ionized Calcium with Normal PTH and Total Calcium Levels in Normal-Function Kidney Transplant Recipients

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          Hypercalcemia is a postrenal transplant complication. We found a high frequency of elevated plasma ionized calcium values (65.8%) in 41 normal-function renal graft recipients. In 8 patients increased free calcium was associated with high PTH levels, whereas in 19 PTH was not increased but free calcium was high. In the other 14 patients both free calcium and PTH were in the normal range. The mean transplant duration was different in the three groups: shorter in high PTH patients, longer in normal free calcium patients, intermediate in normal PTH and high free calcium patients. Our findings confirm that a condition of hyperparathyroidism persists in the first post-transplant period, and suggest that this complication evolves towards normalization of the blood chemistry values, passing through a condition of inappropriate PTH secretion with elevated plasma free calcium which in this period is the only marker of parathyroid hyperfunction.

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          Journal
          NEF
          Nephron
          10.1159/issn.1660-8151
          Nephron
          S. Karger AG
          1660-8151
          2235-3186
          1986
          1986
          04 December 2008
          : 42
          : 4
          : 290-294
          Affiliations
          Istituto di Clinica Medica I, Scuola di Specializzazione in Nefrologia Medica, Università di Milano, Italia
          Article
          183690 Nephron 1986;42:290–294
          10.1159/000183690
          3515218
          © 1986 S. Karger AG, Basel

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