Journal article

CALCITRIOL PRODUCTION IN HYPERCALCEMIC AND NORMOCALCEMIC PATIENTS WITH NON-HODGKIN-LYMPHOMA

JF SEYMOUR, RF GAGEL, FB HAGEMEISTER, MA DIMOPOULOS, F CABANILLAS

Annals of Internal Medicine | AMER COLL PHYSICIANS | Published : 1994

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To determine the following: a reference range for serum calcitriol during hypercalcemia in a control group of patients with myeloma in whom calcitriol production is known to be appropriately suppressed; the incidence of elevated serum calcitriol levels in hypercalcemic patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma according to this derived reference range; and the incidence of abnormal calcium metabolism in normocalcemic patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma. DESIGN: Prospective clinical study. SETTING: Referral cancer center. PATIENTS: 2 groups of hypercalcemic patients: 16 control patients with myeloma and 22 patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma divided into those with elevated or normal serum ..

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