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Vitamin D Intoxication Treated with Porcine Calcitonin

Br Med J 1972; 3 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.3.5820.205 (Published 22 July 1972) Cite this as: Br Med J 1972;3:205
  1. R. M. Buckle,
  2. T. R. Gamlen,
  3. I. M. Pullen

    Abstract

    Porcine calcitonin was used to treat three patients with hypercalcaemia due to vitamin D intoxication. In two patients a rapid and sustained fall to normal in serum calcium occurred within three days, in the third patient normocalcaemia was achieved in seven days. In view of its rapid and sustained effect calcitonin may be of value in the urgent treatment of hypercalcaemia due to vitamin D intoxication.