Mnemonic for Causes of Hypercalcemia

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Two CHIMPANZEES: This one is a bit longer but quite comprehensive.
T- Thyroid (Hyper)

C – Calcium supplementation
H – Hyperparathyroidism
I – Iatrogenic (drugs like thiazides or lithium, or immobility)
M – Milk-alkali syndrome
P – Paget’s disease of bone
A – Addison’s Disease (adrenal insufficiency)
N – Neoplasia (cancers)
Z – Zollinger-Ellison syndrome (a specific type of tumor)
E – Excess Vitamin D
E – Excess Vitamin A

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