Pseudohypoparathyroidism as a Cause of Refractory Seizures

Authors

  • Gurmeet Singh MBBS, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Paediatrics, Sri Guru Ram Das Institute of Medical Sciences and Research
  • Karuna Thapar MBBS, MD, Professor, Department of Paediatrics, Sri Guru Ram Das Institute of Medical Sciences and Research
  • Preeti Malhotra MBBS, MD Associate Professor, Department of Paediatrics, Sri Guru Ram Das Institute of Medical Sciences and Research

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/jnps.v34i2.10602

Keywords:

Hypocalcemia, Seizures, Pseudohypoparathyroidism

Abstract

Pseudohypoparathyroidism is a genetic disorder that is similar to hypoparathyroidism, but which results from the body’s lack of response to parathyroid hormone rather than its decreased production. Serum level of immunoreactive Parathormone are elevated instead. We report a four month old infant in status epilepticus associated with hypocalcemia, hyperphosphatemia and raised parathyroid hormone level. Hypocalcemia was resistant to calcium therapy initially but responded to vitamin D analogue therapy leading to diagnosis of Pseudohypoparathyroidism.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/jnps.v34i2.10602

J Nepal Paediatr Soc 2014;34(2):166-167

 

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Author Biographies

Gurmeet Singh, MBBS, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Paediatrics, Sri Guru Ram Das Institute of Medical Sciences and Research

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

DEPARTMENT OF PEDIATRICS

Karuna Thapar, MBBS, MD, Professor, Department of Paediatrics, Sri Guru Ram Das Institute of Medical Sciences and Research

Professor

Department of pediatrics

Preeti Malhotra, MBBS, MD Associate Professor, Department of Paediatrics, Sri Guru Ram Das Institute of Medical Sciences and Research

associate professor

department of pediatrics

 

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Published

2014-10-30

How to Cite

Singh, G., Thapar, K., & Malhotra, P. (2014). Pseudohypoparathyroidism as a Cause of Refractory Seizures. Journal of Nepal Paediatric Society, 34(2), 166–167. https://doi.org/10.3126/jnps.v34i2.10602

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Brief Reports/Case Reports/Case Series