parathyroiditis

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parathyroiditis

usually a diffuse lymphocytic lesion, probably immune-mediated, and terminating in loss of most of the chief cells and replacement with fibrous tissue. Hypocalcemia may result.

lymphocytic parathyroiditis
a common cause of idiopathic hypoparathyroidism in dogs; the gland tissue may be almost completely replaced by lymphocytes. It may be an autoimmune disease.
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