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Tetany Due to Hypomagnesaemia with Secondary Hypocalcaemia
  1. M. Vainsel,
  2. G. Vandevelde,
  3. J. Smulders,
  4. M. Vosters,
  5. P. Hubain,
  6. H. Loeb

    Abstract

    The case is described of a 5-month-old boy who had convulsions and persistent tetany, associated with hypomagnesaemia and hypocalcaemia. Vitamin D treatment corrected the hypocalcaemia without modifying the clinical status; parenteral magnesium was given, but the child died shortly thereafter. The pathological examination showed calcinosis of the myocardium, kidneys and in one of the cerebral arteries.

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