Masking of vitamin d-deficiency osteomalacia by concurrent thyrotoxicosis

Yair Liel, Lone Avnun

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Despite their world-wide prevalence, the concurrent association of osteomalacia due to vitamin D deficiency and thyrotoxicosis has not been previously reported. We describe the diagnostic perplexity derived from this rare combination in a patient in whom increased bone turn-over due to thyrotoxicosis resulted in normalization of serum calcium, masking the characteristic hypocalcemia of vitamin D deficiency. Department of Medicine (Y.L., L.A.) and Endocrine Unit (Y.L.), Soroka University Hospital of Kupat-Holim and the Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)100-103
Number of pages4
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1995
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism


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