PODCAST: Hypocalcaemia

Sundeep, a 63 year old office worker, presents with intermittent nagging loin pain and achy muscles.

Sundeep, a 63 year old office worker, presents with intermittent nagging loin pain and achy muscles. 

There is no abnormality on examination but he does have a history of hypertension and reflux which he takes medication for. 

He is generally well but something is not quite right. 

What is the most likely diagnosis? Which investigations are required to determine the potential underlying cause? Is treatment required and, if so, with what and for how long?

Sundeep has hypocalcaemia. From the GP's perspective it can be difficult to diagnose and treat.

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Dr Neal Tucker

Neal is the E-learning lead for NB Medical Education and a lecturer on the Hot Topics course. Having previously been a partner in an Oxford practice, he now works on a sessional basis around Oxford to facilitate his educational work.

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