Table 2

 A comparison of children presenting with and without hypocalcaemic symptoms

Hypocalcaemic symptoms (n = 29)No hypocalcaemic symptoms (n = 36)p value
Results presented as median (range).
*Parathyroid hormone levels were only available for 18 and 14 children with and without hypocalcaemic symptoms, respectively (normal range: 1.1–6.8 pmol/l).
Ca2+ (mmol/l)1.36 (0.84–2.08)2.11 (1.32–2.49)<0.0001
PO4 (mmol/l)1.57 (0.85–3.16)0.87 (0.38–4.21)<0.0001
ALP (IU/l)989 (266–4393)1723 (358–8988)<0.01
25-OHD (nmol/l)5.0 (2.1–14)6.7 (2.7–14)0.48
PTH (pmol/l)*177 (22–760)258 (21–640)0.59