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Clin Calcium. 2007 Dec;17(12):1880-7.

[Parathyroid and bone. Secondary hyperparathyroidism after renal transplantation].

[Article in Japanese]

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  • 1Wakayama Medical University, Division of Nephrology and Blood Purification Medicine.


Serum parathyroid hormone concentrations decrease progressively during the first 3 to 6 month after successful renal transplantation. However 1 year after transplantation, persistent hyperparathyroidism is common. Hypercalcemia due to persistent hyperparathyroidism cause graft dysfunction and cardiovascular calcification. Renal transplant recipients with persistent hyperparathyroidism need treatment with vitamin D and calcium, in some cases parathyroidectomy has to be considered.

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