Primary hyperparathyroidism

Primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) is a common disorder characterized by an excessive secretion of parathyroid hormone. This PrimeView accompanies the Primer by Bilezikian and colleagues and shows that PHPT can be caused by a single benign adenoma, multiglandular disease and parathyroid carcinoma.

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Primary hyperparathyroidism. Nat Rev Dis Primers 2, 16034 (2016).

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