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193011 - How to Treat quiz: Primary hyperparathyroidism

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How to Treat quiz: Primary hyperparathyroidism

Relevance to General Practice

Primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) is the third most common endocrine disorder, however but is largely under-recognised and under-treated. It can present at any age from early childhood through to old age but is most prevalent in postmenopausal women where it can be found in up to 3%. Untreated, PTHPT is associated with a significant increase in mortality, predominantly from cardiovascular disease. The only available treatment is surgery. Parathyroidectomy leads to symptom reversal in the majority of patients, including restoration of bone mineral content in those with established osteoporosis.

Learning outcomes
  • List the presenting features of primary hyperparathyroidism.
  • Explain the diagnosis of primary hyperparathyroidism and preparation for surgery.
  • Discuss the long-term complications of untreated hyperparathyroidism.
  • Describe the management options for primary hyperparathyroidism.
  • Domains of General Practice

    D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship

    D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills

    D3. Population health and the context of general practice

    D4. Professional and ethical role

    D5. Organisational and legal dimensions

    Curriculum Contextual Units
    • Adult health
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    193011 - How to Treat quiz: Primary hyperparathyroidism
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