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 hyocalcaemia in infant  



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




  #2

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.
check out this link
http://www.indianpediatrics.net/mar2005/294.pdf
Hope it helps.


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thanks





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