- Alcoholic cirrhosis (related to release of calcium from body stores associated with acute instances of malnutrition)
- Cancer of the breast, lung, and pancreas (related to metastasis of calcitonin-producing cells to other organs)
- Carcinoid syndrome (related to calcitonin-producing tumor cells)
- C-cell hyperplasia (related to increased production due to hyperplasia)
- Chronic renal failure (related to increased excretion of calcium and retention of phosphorus resulting in release of calcium from body stores; C cells respond to an increase in serum calcium levels)
- Ectopic secretion (especially neuroendocrine origins)
- Hypercalcemia (any cause) (related to increased production by C cells in response to increased calcium levels)
- Medullary thyroid cancer (related to overproduction by cancerous cells)
- MEN type II (related to calcitonin-producing tumor cells)
- Pancreatitis (related to alcoholism or hypercalcemia)
- Pernicious anemia (related to hypergastrinemia)
- Pheochromocytoma (related to calcitonin-producing tumor cells)
- Pregnancy (late) (related to increased maternal loss of circulating calcium to developing fetus; release of calcium from maternal stores stimulates increased release of calcitonin)
- Pseudohypoparathyroidism (related to release of calcium from body stores initiates feedback response from C cells)
- Thyroiditis (related to calcitonin-producing tumor cells)
- Zollinger-Ellison syndrome (related to hypergastrinemia)
Calcitonin and Calcitonin Stimulation Tests has been found in Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests
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