Scientific paper| Volume 129, ISSUE 5, P528-531, May 1975

Primary hyperparathyroidism in children

  • Henry Mannix Jr
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    Hartford, Connecticut USA
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    1 From the Departments of Surgery, St. Francis Hospital, Hartford, Connecticut, and New York Hospital, New York, New York.
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      Three cases of primary hyperparathyroidism in children are presented and the literature reviewed. Symptoms of nausea, weight loss, and personality changes are more common in children than in adults with this disease. Children may have the diagnosis delayed because of failure to consider hyperparathyroidism. Surgery has been demonstrated to be most effective in treating this condition.
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