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Extensive brain calcification in idiopathic hypoparathyroidism
  1. M Mejdoubi,
  2. T Zegermann
  1. Department of Neuroradiology, Purpan Hospital, Toulouse, France
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dr M Mejdoubi
 Department of Neuroradiology, Hôpital de Purpan, Place du Dr Baylac, 31 059 Toulouse Cedex 9, France; mejdoubi.m{at}

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A 24-year-old-woman showed confusion, movement disorders and asthenia related to severe hypocalcaemia (0.95 mmol/l), with low parathyroid hormone concentration (4 pg/ml, normal 15–85 pg/ml) and hyperphosphataemia (1.97 mmol/l). She was hospitalised for depression 1 year previously, but no biological examination was performed during that period. Six years previously, asymptomatic hypocalcaemia (1.48 mmol/l) was diagnosed and the computed tomography scan at that time …

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