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Indian J Nephrol. 2013 Sep;23(5):375-7. doi: 10.4103/0971-4065.116325.

Severe hypercalcemia unmasked by Vitamin D in a patient with sarcoidosis.

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Staff Nephrologist, St. Martha's Hospital, Nrupathunga Road, Bangalore, India.


Severe hypercalcemia is uncommon in clinical practice and is usually due to primary hperparathyroidism or malignancy. We present a patient who presented with severe hypercalcemia with renal failure; further evaluation of which revealed the diagnosis of sarcoidosis. This case is presented in view of the rarity of presentation of sarcoidosis with hypercalcemic crisis.


Hypercalcemia; Vitamin D; renal failure; sarcoidosis

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