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Without prompt and effective

treatment, SHPT becomes:

  • Progressively more severe1,9,11,12
  • Increasingly unresponsive to medical treatment as the hyperplastic parathyroid glands become less sensitive to calcium and vitamin D hormone signalling1,4,13,14
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EARLY DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT ARE
CRUCIAL IN THE MANAGEMENT OF SHPT1,9,10

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1,25(OH)2D: 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D; CKD: chronic kidney disease; FGF-23: fibroblast growth factor-23; PTH: parathyroid hormone; SHPT: secondary hyperparathyroidism.