The nurse is caring for a critical patient with hypoparathyroidism. Which of the following complications should the nurse be alert for in a patient with severe hyposecretion of the parathyroid hormone?


• Serious complications of hypoparathyroidism include seizures, cardiac arrhythmias, and bronchospasm. These are a result of severe hypocalcemia.

• Renal failure, encephalopathy, and hypertensive crisis are not associated with hypoparathyroidism.

Visit our website for other NCLEX topics now!