Author Archives: Patricia Inacio PhD

Hypoparathyroidism Not Always Seen in APS1, Case Study Suggests

Impaired activity of the adrenal glands, a condition called Addison’s disease, may be the only typical manifestation of autoimmune polyglandular syndrome type 1 (APS1) to have occurred decades after diagnosis, a case report suggests. APS1, a rare inherited autoimmune disorder, is typically characterized by at least two of three manifestations:…

Thyroid Surgery in Children Carries Risk of Hypoparathyroidism

Children with thyroid cancer or disease who undergo surgery to remove that gland can commonly have their parathyroid glands accidentally removed during the thyroidectomy, a U.S. study reports. While such surgeries are rare in children, this finding calls for meticulous attention from surgeons performing a thyroidectomy — especially if examining…

Amolyt Raises $80M to Develop AZP-3601 for Hypoparathyroidism

Amolyt Pharma has raised $80 million in financing that will support the clinical development of AZP-3601, its experimental therapy for hypoparathyroidism. Hypoparathyroidism is caused by abnormally low levels of the parathyroid hormone (PTH), leading to low vitamin D and calcium levels, as well as high phosphorus levels…