Familial benign hypercalcaemia: hypercalciuria and hypocalciuria in affected members of a small kindred

Clin Endocrinol (Oxf). 1990 Oct;33(4):429-33. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2265.1990.tb03881.x.


Familial benign hypercalcaemia has also been termed familial hypocalciuric hypercalcaemia because a major feature of this condition has been a relative hypocalciuria in relation to the hypercalcaemia, such that the calcium to creatinine clearance ratio is less than 0.016. The following is a report of a small kindred of patients with familial benign hypercalcaemia in which two of the affected members have frank hypercalciuria.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Calcium / urine*
  • Child
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hypercalcemia / genetics*
  • Hypercalcemia / urine
  • Male
  • Pedigree


  • Calcium