Why does multiple myeloma cause hypercalcemia?

Asked anonymously on 20th September, 2022 at 4:13 pm

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Simran Kaur

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Last edited on 20th Sep 2022 at 4:22 pm

Multiple myeloma cause hypercalcemia because patients have increased renal tubular calcium reabsorption and irreversible impairment in kidney function. The capacity of kidney is to clear the excess calcium load from the circulation effectively. It results in elevated serum calcium levels.

 

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