Hypocalcemia, Autosomal Dominant (ADH)

Autosomal dominant hypocalcemia (ADH) most often presents with neonatal or childhood seizures, which are usually secondary to infection and fever. Mild hypocalcemia is present, usually with no overt symptoms, as is a tendency towards hyperphosphatemia. Serum parathyroid levels are usually normal. Urinary calcium excretion is higher than is typically seen in patients with hypoparathyroidism, although serum parathyroid levels are more decreased in hypoparathyroid patients than those with ADH. Clinically there is an increased risk for renal complications, including nephrocalcinosis, renal stones, and impaired renal function

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  • Distinguish FHH from primary hyperparathyroidism and other disorders of calcium homeostasis
  • Confirmation of a clinical diagnosis
  • To determine appropriate treatment, including avoidance of parathyroidectomy in FHH patients
  • Prenatal diagnosis in pregnancies at-risk for NSHPT
  • Capillary Sequencing


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  • 275.4 Disorders of calcium metabolism
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