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J R Soc Med. 1980 October; 73(10): 724–726.
PMCID: PMC1438067

Familial pseudohypoparathyroidism presenting in adult life1


Three members of one family who presented in adult life with pseudohypoparathyroidism are reported. The importance of screening members of the family of patients with pseudohypoparathyroidism is stressed. Higher doses of 1α-hydroxycholecalciferol are required than in idiopathic or surgical hypoparathyroidism or in chronic renal failure.

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