Volume 2011, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 0253-8253
  • EISSN: 2227-0426


A 31-year-old male presented with generalized new-onset tonic-clonic seizure related to severe hypocalcaemia (serum calcium 1.2 mmol/l) caused by idiopathic hypoparathyroidism (parathyroid hormone concentration 6pg;normal 15-65pg). Computerized tomographic scan showed bilateral, symmetrical, intracranial calcifications involving the basal ganglia and the cerebellum.There are few reports in clinical literature describing new-onset seizure caused by primary hypoparathyroidism in adulthood and hypoparathyroidism needs to be considered in the differential diagnosis of adult-onset seizure.


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  • Article Type: Case Report
Keyword(s): hypocalcaemiahypoparathyroidism and seizure
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