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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


    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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