Genetic Considerations

Primary hyperparathyroidism is usually sporadic, but also can run in families. Several genes have been identified that cause or contribute to this disorder. Primary hyperparathyroidism may be a feature of familial syndromes such as multiple endocrine neoplasia type I (MEN I), which causes overactivity of all four parathyroid glands. Most persons who inherit a susceptibility to MEN I will develop hyperparathyroidism by age 50. Problems consistent with MEN I can often be identified by the third decade of life. MEN I is transmitted in an autosomal dominant pattern with widely variable expressivity.

Hyperparathyroidism DRG CategoT

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