Post-partum hypocalcemia: Idiopathic hypoparathyroidism manifested early in lactation

R. Durst, A. Meirovitz, D. Gross, O. Kolker, M. Muszkat

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Hypocalcemia associated with labor and lactation is a rare condition reported previously in patients with hypovitaminosis D. We here describe a case of a young woman in whom symptomatic severe hypocalcemia appeared after her second delivery, early in lactation. At the end of lactation the condition worsened. We review all previously reported cases and suggest a possible physiologic explanation for the association between pregnancy, lactation and the appearance of symptomatic hypocalcemia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)561-563
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Endocrinological Investigation
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • Hypocalcemia
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Lactation
  • Pregnancy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Endocrinology


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