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Metastatic Pulmonary Calcification in Primary Hyperparathyroidism

Alan M. Cohen, MD; Harry R. Maxon, MD; Richard E. Goldsmith, MD; Harold J. Schneider, MD; Jerome F. Wiot, MD; Robert G. Loudon, MD; William A. Altemeier, MD
Arch Intern Med. 1977;137(4):520-522. doi:10.1001/archinte.1977.03630160080016.
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Metastatic pulmonary calcification (MPC) developed in a patient with primary hyperparathyroidism. Renal function was only minimally impaired (creatinine clearance of 65 ml/min) the day prior to appearance of the lung infiltrate, but deteriorated (creatinine clearance of 14 ml/ min) concomitantly with the appearance of MPC. Lung imaging with99mTc bone-scanning agents helps differentiate MPC from other problems with similar clinical and roentgenographic findings, thus allowing prompt therapy.

(Arch Intern Med 137:520-522, 1977)


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