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Failure of thiazide diuretics to increase plasma calcium in mild primary hyperparathyroidism.
  1. C. W. Farquhar,
  2. G. S. Spathis,
  3. J. L. Barron,
  4. G. E. Levin
  1. Department of Chemical Pathology, St. George's Hospital, London, UK.


    Thirteen patients with mild primary hyperparathyroidism who were taking thiazide diuretics intermittently for periods of up to 18 months were followed up for a mean of 5.3 years. No significant difference was found in either plasma total calcium corrected for albumin or whole blood ionized calcium in these patients between the periods on or off thiazides. We conclude that thiazide diuretics are not contraindicated in such patients.

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