The International Journal of Romanian Society of Endocrinology / Registered in 1938

in ISI Thomson Master Journal List

January - March 2018, Volume 14, Issue 1
Case Report

Kiper Yilmaz HT, Tosun Tasar P, Carlioglu A

Hypercalcemic Crisis in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Acta Endo (Buc) 2018, 14 (1): 102-104
doi: 10.4183/aeb.2018.102

Severe hypercalcemia is often caused by primary hyperparathyroidism (PHP), which is not commonly seen in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). In this case report a 77 years old woman with a history of SLE develops mild hypercalcemia secondary to unrecognized PHP that leads to a hypercalcemic crisis with a prolonged recovery. Therefore, early diagnostic evaluation of persistent hypercalcemia in patients with SLE is important for detection and appropriate treatment of PHP to avoid a hypercalcemic crisis and associated prolonged morbidity.

Keywords: Primary hyperparathyroidism, hypercalcemic crisis, SLE, systemic lupus erythematosus

Correspondence: Havva Tugba Kiper Yilmaz MD, Regional Training and Research Hospital, Department of Internal Medicine, Erzurum, Turkey, E-mail: