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Hypoparathyroidism: Quiz


Question 1: There is an increased risk of pernicious anemia, Addison's disease, ________ development, and Parkinson's disease.
GlaucomaKeratoconusDiabetic retinopathyCataract

Question 2: Teriparatide, a synthetic form of PTH (presently registered for ________) might become the treatment of choice for PTH supplementation, although further studies are awaited.
OsteoporosisOsteitis fibrosa cysticaOsteopeniaOsteochondritis dissecans

Question 3: Medication: steroids, diuretics, some ________.
DissociativeDepressantMood stabilizerAnticonvulsant

Question 4: Overtreatment with vitamin D and ________ can cause hypercalcemia (high blood calcium) and sometimes interfere with kidney function.

Question 5: In contrast to hyperparathyroidism (hyperfunction of the parathyroids), hypoparathyroidism does not have consequences for ________.
Human skeletonBoneHead and neck anatomyHuman skull

Question 6: ________, a disease in which hypoparathyroidism can occur due to a total absence of the parathyroid glands at birth.
DiGeorge syndromeMultiple myelomaAcute lymphoblastic leukemiaICD-10 Chapter XVII: Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities

Question 7: Other tests include ________ for abnormal heart rhythms, and measurement of blood magnesium levels.
ElectrocardiographyCirculatory systemBlood pressureCardiopulmonary resuscitation

Question 8: Pseudohypoparathyroidism (normal PTH levels but tissue insensitivity to the hormone, associated with ________ and skeletal deformities) and pseudopseudohypoparathyroidism (sic).
SchizophreniaMental disorderMental retardationAlzheimer's disease

Question 9: Severe hypocalcemia, a potentially life-threatening condition, is treated as soon as possible with intravenous ________ (e.g.

Question 10: Removal of or trauma to the parathyroid glands in ________ surgery (thyroidectomy) or other neck surgeries is a recognised cause.
Adrenal glandEndocrine systemThyroidTesticle


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