HYPOPARATHYROIDISM MIMICKING ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS


Korkmaz H. , Ozkaya M., Akarsu E., Sahin A. Z. , Ozturk Z. A. , Yildiz H., ...More

ACTA ENDOCRINOLOGICA-BUCHAREST, vol.10, no.3, pp.495-501, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.4183/aeb.2014.495
  • Title of Journal : ACTA ENDOCRINOLOGICA-BUCHAREST
  • Page Numbers: pp.495-501

Abstract

Background. Idiopathic hypoparathyroidism is a rarely seen disease which progresses with the hypocalcaemia, hyperphosphatemia and low level of parathyroid hormones. The main symptoms such as leg cramps and generalized muscle weakness result from neuromuscular irritability due to hypocalcaemia, and skeletal abnormalities as well as ectopic calcifications are among the well known features.