CASR Mutation Found as Cause of Patient’s Low Calcium Levels

CASR Mutation Found as Cause of Patient’s Low Calcium Levels

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CASR Mutation Found as Cause of Patient’s Low Calcium Levels

A 13-year-old boy with autosomal dominant hypocalcemia (ADH) — a genetic form of hypoparathyroidism characterized by low calcium — who was unresponsive to conventional therapies was successfully treated with recombinant parathyroid hormone (rhPTH), according to a case report. rhPTH is a synthetic parathyroid hormone that can help regulate calcium levels and may be “a potential treatment option” for patients whose hypoparathyroidism is not controlled by standard treatment, researchers said. Further examination revealed that this patient…

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