hungry bone syndrome

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hungry bone syndrome

Also known as recalcification tetany, this condition can occur immediately after parathyroidectomy for hyperparathyroidism (primary or secondary) and consists of rapid skeletal uptake of calcium and phosphate by the bones, causing hypocalcemia. It is usually more severe in parathyroidectomy following the secondary hyperparathyroidism of renal failure and may require high doses of calcium and calcitriol for weeks.

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