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Hypercalcaemia due to immobilization of a patient with Paget's disease of bone.
  1. A. W. Nathan,
  2. H. A. Ludlam,
  3. D. W. Wilson,
  4. P. Dandona

    Abstract

    A man with Paget's disease of bone was admitted with a fractured neck of femur. On admission he was normocalcaemic, but with immobilization he rapidly became hypercalcaemic, despite a normal diet and no medication. The hypercalcaemia responded to calcitonin. Although hypercalcaemia is often quoted as complicating the immobilization of such patients, well documented uncomplicated cases have rarely been reported.

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