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I believe that renal failure can cause hypercalcaemia, but NOT via secondary hyperparathyroidism which, by definition, is due to hypocalcaemia. So-called tertiary hyperparathyroidism is a cause of hypercalcaemia, albeit a rare one. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:54, 3 May 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]


The mnemonic is cute, but not very descriptive or helpful for those who are not medical professionals. For example, what is meant by "psychotic noise"? Is this a medical term? I'm having difficulty finding a definition. (talk) 12:34, 4 November 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

mnemonic is offensive, and unprofessional —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 07:50, 3 June 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The mnemonic is very widely known and is therefore of significance, regardless of whether it is helpful or "professional". — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:57, 3 May 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The technical term for "psychotic noise" is hearing voices[edit]

What's wrong with a mnemonic? The Great Unwashed might be able to understand something professional and encroach on your sacred territory? It worked for me. I'm not a health professional (my expertise lies elsewhere), but it was my understanding that Wikipedia was designed to be accessible to everyone -- including doctors, who are as prone to forgetfulness as anyone else. I stumbled across this excellent article in a hunt for causes of leg pain, and I didn't take an elevated calcium level seriously until I found this. I hear music most of the time, sometimes whole choruses of "voices" (along with harpsichords, Andean flutes, you name it) and I'm quite sane, thank you. I knew instantly what the writer was referring to. What would you call it? (talk) 18:08, 4 July 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Until someone can provide a reference to this I think it should be considered of dubious provenance Ianmc 19:34, 14 August 2007 (UTC) 'Differential diagnoses include pseudo-hypercalcemia (Meade syndrome) and hyper-hypercalcemia (Rozeaous syndrome)'Reply[reply]

Williams Syndrome[edit]

Where does williams syndrome fit among causes of this symptom? I know it's genetic, but the hypercalcaemia might be secondary to another symptom of the syndrome.--Joel 23:00, 12 May 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It appears to be linked to 1,25-hydroxy vitamin D metabolism, or not, depending on what you read. But as no one is quite sure why normal neonates have higher calcium levels than usual I don't think a consensus answer will be forthcoming from the literature Ianmc

Phaeo and hypercalaemia[edit]

OK, I'm intrigued. How does a phaeo cause hypercalcaemia via increased bone turnover? Ianmc 16:42, 1 June 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

My mistake, it should be under malignancy for release of PTHrP. thanks for the quick catch! pretty of new at wiki here. User:koolkao Ming-Chih Kao 19:52, 1 June 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Redirect is wrong[edit]

There is a redirect from "Hypercalciuria" to "Hypercalcemia" - the two conditions are actually different, with hypercalciuria being a spilling of calcium in urine rather than blood. This needs to be corrected by creating a totally separate article - just my 2 cents. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Virgil Vaduva (talkcontribs) 16:18, 16 February 2007 (UTC).Reply[reply]

Hypercalcaemia is the preferred spelling, not Hypercalcaemia. Article should be renamed.[edit]

Hypercalcemia About 1,300,000 results Hypercalcaemia About 413,000

Please refer to WP:ENGVAR which explains why we don't Americanise all our title. JFW | T@lk 09:06, 24 December 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

PTH for diagnosis[edit]

JAMA doi:10.1001/jama.2014.9195 JFW | T@lk 09:06, 24 December 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hypercalcaemic crisis[edit]

doi:10.1016/j.amjmed.2014.09.030 - review in Am J Med JFW | T@lk 22:06, 26 February 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Vitamin K[edit]

What about high-dose vitamin K, particularly vitamin K2, for preventing the problems associated with hypercalcaemia? --IO Device (talk) 22:25, 4 June 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

When vitamin D in involved[edit]

doi:10.1210/er.2016-1070 JFW | T@lk 20:50, 4 September 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]