Acute hypercalcaemia is a medical emergency. It commonly presents with the following:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Drowsiness
  • Altered consciousness
  • Poly and nocturia

Immediate treatment is mandatory above a serum level of 3.5mmol/l and coexistent diseases are clearly treated.

Hypercalcaemia in the malignant patient is described in Hypercalcemia in Malignancy – see the Learning Zone Links page.