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How do other illnesses affect hypercalcemia?

Hypercalcemia is most often a complication of other illnesses, such as hyperparathyroidism, cancer, or Paget's disease. Sometimes, diseases like tuberculosis can affect blood calcium levels. Conditions that elevate blood vitamin D levels can lead to hypercalcemia. Certain prescription drugs may increase your risk of hypercalcemia.

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