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can anyone plz tell me how does maternal hyperparathyroidism lead to hypocalcaemia in the infant?


Remember the pathophysiology of Neonatal hypoglycemia due to maternal gestational diabetes...its the same here.
Too much PTH due to asymptomatic parathyroid adenoma in mother resulting in high serum Ca++ in the fetus and excessive suppression of PTH, with manifestations of hypocalcemia after birth when high maternal PTH is no longer present.
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Hope it helps.



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