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Pseudohypoparathyroidism

  • Alternative Names

    Albright's hereditary osteodystrophy; Types 1A and 1B pseudohypoparathyroidism


    Treatment

    Calcium and vitamin D supplements are prescribed to maintain proper calcium levels. If blood phosphate levels remain high, a low-phosphorus diet or medicines called phosphate binders (such as calcium carbonate or calcium acetate) may be necessary.


    Support Groups


    Expectations (prognosis)

    Low blood calcium in pseudohypoparathyroidism is usually milder than in other forms of hypoparathyroidism.


    Complications

    Patients with type Ia pseudohypoparathyroidism have an increased rate of other endocrine abnormalities (such as hypothyroidism and hypogonadism).

    Complications of hypocalcemia associated with pseudohypoparathyroidism may include seizures and other endocrine problems, leading to lowered sexual drive and lowered sexual development, lowered energy levels, and increased weight.


    Calling your health care provider

    Call your health care provider if you or your child have any symptoms of hypocalcemia or other features of pseudohypoparathyroidism.