A Rare presentation of Idiopathic Hypoparathyroidism

  • P Raj Babu Jubilee Mission Medical College & Research Institute, East Fort, Thrissur, Kerala.
  • B L Harikrishnan Jubilee Mission Medical College & Research Institute, East Fort, Thrissur, Kerala
  • R Anand Jubilee Mission Medical College & Research Institute, East Fort, Thrissur, Kerala
Keywords: Inspiratory stridor, Hypocalcemia, Idiopathic hypoparathyroidism

Abstract

Breathlesness in a patient with emphysema is often overlooked and many coexisting illnesses are often missed. We report here a case of breath holding spell in an emphysematous patient which turned out to be an inspiratory stridor due to hypocalcemia secondary to idiopathic hypoparathyroidism. This case highlights the importance of clinical skills in this era of evidence based medicine .This case also underlines the fact that stridor can be a presentation of rare diseases and its amenability to complete cure in event of correct diagnosis.

Author Biographies

P Raj Babu, Jubilee Mission Medical College & Research Institute, East Fort, Thrissur, Kerala.

Department of Medicine & Unit head

B L Harikrishnan, Jubilee Mission Medical College & Research Institute, East Fort, Thrissur, Kerala

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine

R Anand, Jubilee Mission Medical College & Research Institute, East Fort, Thrissur, Kerala

Post Graduate Student, Department of Medicine

Published
2014-12-30