Hypoparathyroidism and the DiGeorge Syndrome

Frank Greenberg, Craig B. Langman, Samuel S. Gidding

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To the Editor: Gidding et al. (Dec. 15 issue) documented the use of disodium edetate to uncover latent hypoparathyroidism in a patient with partial DiGeorge anomaly.1 Although it appears that this technique will be a useful adjunct in the investigation of the DiGeorge anomaly, several issues deserve further discussion. Lammer and Opitz recently reviewed the heterogeneity of the DiGeorge anomaly.2 The term “DiGeorge anomaly” is preferable to “DiGeorge syndrome,” since the third and fourth pharyngeal pouch or brachial-arch defects can arise from multiple causes, including chromosomal abnormalities, single-gene defects (autosomal dominant and autosomal recessive), and exposure to teratogens (alcohol or.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1146-1147
Number of pages2
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number17
StatePublished - Apr 27 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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