Mnemonic for Causes of Hypercalcemia

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 […]

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