Total Recovery from Monoclonal Gammopathy and Autoimmune Phenomena After Parathyroidectomy



Carlos A Cañas*, 1, Andrés F Echeverri1, Juan-Manuel Anaya2
1 Unit of Rheumatology, Fundación Valle del Lili, Cali, Colombia
2 Center for Autoimmune Diseases Research (CREA), Universidad del Rosario, Bogotá, Colombia


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Abstract

Based on the observation of a patient with a causal relationship between hyperparathyroidism and development of both autoimmune disease and paraproteinemia, we hypothesize a novel cause of autoimmunity triggered in the context of hyperparathyroidism.

Keywords: Primary hyperparathyroidism, parathyroid adenoma, Sjögren’s syndrome, benign monoclonal gammopathy..