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Hypoparathyroidism or hypoPT is a relatively rare metabolic bone disease in which the body produces very low levels of parathyroid hormone (PTH).[1][2] PTH is needed to balance the levels of calcium and phosphorus. Hypoparathyroidism results in a combination of very low levels of calcium in the blood, known as hypocalcemia, and very low or undetectable levels of parathyroid hormone.[3]

Hypoparathyroidism is sometimes caused by autoimmune illness, and one form of hypoparathyroidism is an autoimmune disease.[1][4]

Hyperparathyroidism is the opposite of hypoparathyroidism, and occurs when the body products abnormally high levels of parathyroid hormone.[5]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Hypoparathyroidism". National Health Service. February 27, 2018. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  2. "Hypoparathyroidism - Symptoms and causes". Mayo Clinic. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  3. Bilezikian, John P (April 22, 2020). "Hypoparathyroidism". The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. 105 (6): 1722–1736. doi:10.1210/clinem/dgaa113. ISSN 0021-972X. PMC 7176479. PMID 32322899.
  4. World Health Organization. "5A50.03 Autoimmune hypoparathyroidism". ICD-11 - Mortality and Morbidity Statistics. Retrieved March 1, 2022.
  5. "Hyperparathyroidism". National Health Service. February 27, 2018. Retrieved March 1, 2022.