- Differential Diagnosis
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Possible Causes For Hungry bone syndrome/deficit recovery - Causes
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- 10 possible causes found
- Surgical, Procedure Complication
- Thyroidectomy, subtotal/Thyroid surgery
- Neoplastic Disorders
- Metastatic bone disease
- Adenocarcinoma, metast. prostate
- Prostate cancer/bone metastasis
- Adenocarcinoma, metastatic breast
- Osteoblastic malignancy
- Deficiency Disorders
- Starvation recovery/edema syndrome
- Hungry bone syndrome/recovery deficit
- Vitamin D Administration/Toxicity
- Hungry bone syndrome, Hungry bones syndrome, Hungry bones syndrome (disorder)
Thyrotoxicosis leading to overactive osteoblastic activity coupled with a reduced osteoclastic activity followed by surgery results in a net calcium from circulation. This is the proposed mechanism of Hungry Bone Syndrome leading to hypocalcaemia.
There are no definitions given in literature just proposed mechanism put forth - the cause and reasons for HBS have not yet been identified.
- External Links Related to Hungry bone syndrome/deficit recovery - Causes
- PubMed (National Library of Medicine)
- NGC (National Guideline Clearinghouse)
- Medscape (eMedicine)
- Harrison's Online (accessmedicine)
- NEJM (The New England Journal of Medicine)