Postgrad Med J 66:307-309 doi:10.1136/pgmj.66.774.307
  • Research Article

Precipitation of hypercalcaemia in sarcoidosis by foreign sun holidays: report of four cases.

  1. C. C. Cronin,
  2. S. F. Dinneen,
  3. M. S. O'Mahony,
  4. C. P. Bredin,
  5. D. J. O'Sullivan
  1. Department of Medicine, Regional Hospital, Cork.


      Hypercalcaemia after foreign sun holidays in four patients is described. Although only one was a known case, all had sarcoidosis. The pathogenic mechanisms are discussed and the implications of excessive sun exposure for the mode of presentation and the management of sarcoidosis are highlighted.