Endocrinology MCQ 033

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Which of the following statements about the differential diagnosis of hypercalcemia is/are correct.

A. Malignant tumors typically cause hypercalcemia by ectopic production of parathyroid hormone (PTH).
UNDERSTANDING HYPERCALCEMIA Its metabolic basis, signs, and symptoms When the body's finely tuned calcium metabolism goes awry, abnormally high levels ... ranging from depression to pancreatitis.B. The diagnosis of primary hyperparathyroidism is supported by these serum levels: calcium, 10.8 mg. per dl.; chloride, 104 mmol. per liter; bicarbonate 21 mmol. per liter; phosphorus, 2.4 mg. per dl.; elevated parathyroid hormone.
C. Familial hypocalciuric hypercalcemia is distinguished from primary hyperparathyroidism by parathyroid imaging.
D. Although serum albumin binds calcium, the measured total calcium value is usually unaffected in patients with severe hypoproteinemia.
E. Thiazide diuretics are a good treatment for hypercalcemia and can be given to patients with apparent hypercalcemia of malignancy.

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