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Hypercalcaemia due to sarcoidosis corrects with bisphosphonate treatment.
  1. C. J. Gibbs,
  2. M. Peacock

    Abstract

    We report a case of sarcoid hypercalcaemia treated with the bisphosphonate, APD [(3-amino-1-hydroxypropylidene)-1,1-bisphosphonate]. Investigations showed that the hypercalcaemia was associated with a high plasma 1,25 dihydroxy vitamin D concentration. A low dietary intake of calcium partially corrected the hypercalcaemia but APD rapidly normalized plasma calcium without reducing the elevated 1,25 dihydroxy vitamin D concentration. The case demonstrates that hypercalcaemia in sarcoidosis results from the effects of 1,25 dihydroxy vitamin D on bone as well as on calcium absorption and that prolonged suppression of the effect on bone occurs with APD treatment.

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