par Tiegs, Robert D.;Body, Jean-Jacques ;Barta, Joyce M.;Heath III, Hunter
Référence The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism, 63, 3, page (785-788)
Publication Publié, 1986-09
Article révisé par les pairs
Résumé : An acute increase in serum calcium stimulates calcitonin (CT) secretion, but the effects of chronic hypercalcemia are controversial. Histopathological studies have shown C-cell hyperplasia in primary hyperparathyroidism (1 degree HPT), although circulating levels of CT have been variously reported to be normal, elevated, or depressed. We reexamined this relationship using CT RIA in conjunction with a silica extraction technique that conveys improved sensitivity and specificity for monomeric CT. Nine men and seven women with surgically documented 1 degree HPT were studied preoperatively before and after a short calcium infusion (2 mg Ca/kg, for 5 min), as were 72 normal men and 76 normal women. Basal whole plasma immunoreactive CT and silica-extractable CT concentrations in 1 degree HPT were indistinguishable from normal, regardless of sex. In addition, the whole plasma and silica-extractable CT responses to calcium stimulation were normal or blunted in patients with 1 degree HPT. We conclude that hypercalcemia resulting from 1 degree HPT is not associated with augmented CT secretion in response to an iv calcium infusion.