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26 February 2022: Review Articles

A Review of Current Clinical Concepts in the Pathophysiology, Etiology, Diagnosis, and Management of Hypercalcemia

Carolina Rodrigues Tonon ABCDEF* , Taline Alisson Artemis Lazzarin Silva ABCDEF , Filipe Welson Leal Pereira ABDE , Diego Aparecido Rios Queiroz ABDE , Edson Luiz Favero Junior BD , Danilo Martins E , Paula Schimdt Azevedo ABE , Marina Politi Okoshi ABCDEFG , Leonardo Antonio Mamede Zornoff DE , Sergio Alberto Rupp de Paiva CDE , Marcos Ferreira Minicucci ACDE , Bertha Furlan Polegato ABCDEFG

DOI: 10.12659/MSM.935821

Med Sci Monit 2022; 28:e935821

Figure 1 Calcium Homeostasis. Vitamin D is produced by the skin after exposure to ultraviolet B radiation and a small amount comes from diet. In the skin, vitamin D2 and D3 undergo hydroxylation in the liver by 25-hydroxylase, generating 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25[OH]D). In the kidneys, 1-α-hydroxylase converts 25[OH]D into 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D (1,25[OH]2D). This form of vitamin D increases intestinal calcium absorption. Parathyroid hormone (PTH) is produced by the parathyroid glands. Decreased serum calcium concentration stimulates PTH release, which increases calcium bone absorption, renal calcium reabsorption, renal hydroxylation of 25[OH]D to 1,25[OH]2D, and, less importantly, intestinal calcium absorption. Created by the authors with Power Point, version 2013, manufactured by Microsoft.

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Medical Science Monitor eISSN: 1643-3750
Medical Science Monitor eISSN: 1643-3750