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Endocrinol Metab Clin North Am. 1995 Sep;24(3):623-41.

Disorders of magnesium metabolism.

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Department of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, City of Hope Medical Center, Duarte, California, USA.


Magnesium depletion is more common than previously thought. It seems to be especially prevalent in patients with diabetes mellitus. It is usually caused by losses from the kidney or gastrointestinal tract. A patient with magnesium depletion may present with neuromuscular symptoms, hypokalemia, hypocalcemia, or cardiovascular complication. Physicians should maintain a high index of suspicion for magnesium depletion in patients at high risk and should implement therapy early.

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