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Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism

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Case Series of Neonatal Hypocalcemia due to Pseudohypoparathyroidism

Soumya Patra / Varinder Singh / Harish K. Pemde / Jagdish Chandra

1*Kalawati Saran Children's Hospital & Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi-1, India

Corresponding Author: Dr. Soumya Patra,

Citation Information: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism. Volume 23, Issue 10, Pages 1073–1075, ISSN (Online) 2191-0251, ISSN (Print) 0334-018X, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/jpem.2010.169, January 2010


Four children; all between 10-40 days of age, were admitted with multiple episodes of multifocal seizure. After admission blood investigation was carried out and they were found to have hypocalcemia, hyperphosphatemia; kidney function tests were normal. Serum parathyroid hormone was highly elevated and serum magnesium level was found to be normal in these patients. The infants did not have any other features of pseudohypoparathyroidism. The seizure was initially resistant to intravenous calcium therapy and later responded to oral calcitriol and calcium therapy. The diagnosis of pseudohypoparathyroidism was made according to biochemical investigations. The infants were symptom-free during follow-up and the biochemistry reports were also normalized. One of the infants was also suffering from neonatal hepatitis, due to CMV infection.

KEY WORDS: Pseudohypoparathyroidism; hypocalcemic seizures; infant

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