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Rheumatol Int. 2012 Jun;32(6):1503-5. doi: 10.1007/s00296-011-1804-3. Epub 2011 Feb 9.

Calcium metabolism disorders simulating rheumatologic diseases.

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Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Eskişehir Osmangazi Üniversitesi, Tıp Fak, İç Hastalıkları, Romatoloji Bölümü, 26480, Eskişehir, Turkey.

Abstract

Hypoparathyroidism and hyperparathyroidism may lead to spondylarthropathy or spondylarthropathy-like problems and crystal arthropathy, respectively. In this report, we present 2 cases with hypoparathyroidism and 1 case with hyperparathyroidism who developed spondylarthropathy-like disease, rheumatoid arthritis-like disease, and chondrocalcinosis, respectively. We briefly discussed relationship between calcium metabolism disorders and rheumatologic manifestations. As rheumatologists, we should be always open to other diagnosis if the treatment does not work in patients with rheumatologic diseases.

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21305295
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10.1007/s00296-011-1804-3
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