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Glossary for Hypercalcaemia

Medical terms related to Hypercalcaemia or mentioned in this section include:

  • Abnormal blood test symptoms: Abnormal results from diagnostic blood tests.
  • Adult T-Cell leukemia: A form of blood cancer affecting the T-cells which make up the body's immune system. The disease is caused by the HTLV-1 virus (human T-cell leukemia virus) which causes the proliferation of abnormal T-cells. The virus can be transmitted sexually and may lay dormant for decades. There are four subtypes: acute, chronic, lymphoma and smoldering. The acute and lymphoma subtypes have the poorest prognosis.
  • Berylliosis: Beryllium poisoning which causes granulomas and pulmonary fibrosis.
  • Blood symptoms: Symptoms affecting the blood and its blood cells.
  • Body symptoms: Symptoms affecting the entire body features.
  • Bone symptoms: Symptoms affecting the body's bones
  • Cushing-like symptoms: Symptoms similar to those of Cushing's disease
  • Danazol -- Teratogenic Agent: There is evidence to indicate that exposure to Danazol (used to treat endometriosis) during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
  • Head symptoms: Symptoms affecting the head or brain
  • High blood calcium: Abnormally high levels of calcium in the blood.
  • Hodgkin's Disease: A form of cancer that affects the lymphatic system.
  • Hypercalcemia: Raised blood calcium levels
  • Hyperparathyroidism: Increased secretion of parathyroid hormone from the parathyroid glands.
  • Hyperparathyroidism, primary: A rare genetic disorder where excessive activity of the parathyroid gland causes increased blood calcium levels which can cause various problems.
  • Hyperthyroidism: The excessive activity of the thyroid gland
  • Hypophosphatasia: A rare genetic disorder characterized by short limbs, dwarfism and general lack of bone calcification.
  • Jansen type metaphyseal chondrodysplasia: A rare genetic disorder characterized by extremely short stature, unusual face and skeletal and joint abnormalities.
  • Lithium -- Teratogenic Agent: There is evidence to indicate that exposure to Lithium during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
  • Metastatic cancer: Any cancer that has spread to other parts of the body.
  • Milk-Alkali syndrome: Milk-Alkali syndrome is a condition where the body is too alkaline and the blood contains too much calcium which results in impaired kidney function. It can be caused by drinking large quantities of milk or using too many alkaline antacid remedies. High vitamin D intake can make the condition worse. The people most at risk of this condition tend to be older people (especially women) who are taking calcium supplements as well as calcium carbonate containing remedies to treat dyspepsia.
  • Multiple myeloma: A rare malignant cancer that occurs in the bone marrow. More common in skull, spine, rib cage, pelvis and legs.
  • Muscle symptoms: Symptoms affecting the muscles of the body
  • Myeloma: A primary malignancy of the plasma cells
  • Nerve symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nerves
  • Paget's Disease: Breast carcinoma involving nipple and areola.
  • Paraneoplastic syndromes:
  • Rathburn disease: A rare inherited condition involving bone and teeth mineralization abnormalities and reduced phosphatase enzyme activity. The severity of the disorder varies according to the degree of reduction in phosphatase activity.
  • Sarcoidosis: Rare autoimmune disease usually affecting the lungs.
  • Sensations: Changes to sensations or the senses
  • Skeletal symptoms: Symptoms affecting the skeletal system such as the bones.
  • Tuberculosis: Bacterial infection causing nodules forming, most commonly in the lung.
  • Vipoma: A rare disorder caused by an increase in secretion of vasoactive intestinal peptide by the pancreas. The syndrome is often caused by an islet-cell tumor (except for beta cells) in the pancreas.
  • Williams Syndrome: A syndrome characterised by mental retardation, facial abnormalities and emotional instability

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