Parathyroid adenoma in an Ethiopian adolescent living with HIV: a rare association

  • Tinsae Alemayehu Tekle Addis Ababa University
  • Workeabeba Abebe Addis Ababa University

Abstract

Background: Parathyroid adenomas are rarely diagnosed before adulthood. It is infrequently reported among people living with HIV.

Case details: We report a 19 year old female adolescent living with HIV who presented with a chronic body weakness, multiple fractures, and renal stones. Her work-up confirmed a diagnosis of primary hyperparathyroidism due to a solitary parathyroid adenoma. Symptoms improved after surgical excision of mass and supplementation of calcium, phosphorus and vitamin D.

Conclusion: We describe a rare co-occurrence of primary hyperparathyroidism due to a solitary parathyroid adenoma in an adolescent living with HIV.

Key words: HIV, Hyperparathyroidism, Parathyroid adenoma, Ethiopia  

Author Biographies

Tinsae Alemayehu Tekle, Addis Ababa University

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and child health

Division of Pediatric infectious diseases

Department of Pediatrics and child health

School of Medicine, Addis Ababa University

Workeabeba Abebe, Addis Ababa University

Associate Professor of Pediatrics and child health

Division of Pediatric infectious diseases

Department of Pediatrics and child health

School of Medicine, Addis Ababa University

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Published
2019-06-28