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J Neurol. 1991 Aug;238(5):262-4.

Magnesium deficiency as a cause of acute intractable seizures.

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Department of Neurology, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium.

Abstract

Clinical and experimental investigations have shown that magnesium depletion causes a marked irritability of the nervous system, eventually resulting in epileptic seizures. Although magnesium deficiency as a cause of epilepsy is uncommon, its recognition and correction may prove life-saving. Two case reports are presented which emphasize the importance of recognizing hypomagnesaemia in patients with acute intractable seizures.

PMID:
1919610
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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