|Thyroid and Parathyroid Glands: Posterior (Back) View|
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- Removal of the parathyroid glands
- Underlying autoimmune disorders
- Absence of the parathyroid glands at birth
- Damage to the parathyroid glands
- Genetics conditions such as DiGeorge syndrome
- Magnesium deficiency due to alcoholism, and/or malnutrition
- Other causes, such as metal overload from iron, magnesium, or aluminium
- Multiple autoimmune disorders
- Thyroid or parathyroid surgery
- Family history of hypoparathyroidism
- Blood tests
- Urine test
Calcium and Vitamin D Supplementation
Hypoparathyroidism Association http://www.hypoparathyroidism.org
National Organization for Rare Disorders http://www.rarediseases.org
Canadian Society of Endocrinology & Metabolism http://www.endo-metab.ca
Health Canada http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca
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Hypoparathyroidism. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed/what.php. Updated March 7, 2012. Accessed June 4, 2013.
Hypoparathyroidism. National Organization for Rare Disorders website. Available at: http://www.rarediseases.org/rare-disease-information/rare-diseases/byID/703/viewFullReport. Updated July 7, 2011. Accessed June 4, 2013.
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Thakker RV. Genetic developments in hypoparathyroidism. Lancet. 2001;357:974.
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- Reviewer: Brian Randall, MD
- Review Date: 06/2013
- Update Date: 05/11/2013