Clinical manifestations of hypomagnesemia.

  title={Clinical manifestations of hypomagnesemia.},
  author={Melissa Kingston and M B Al-Siba'i and W C Skooge},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  volume={14 11},
We observed prospectively 20 consecutive patients with severe hypomagnesemia (serum Mg 0.01 to 1.2 mg/dl [0.01 to 0.5 mmol/L], mean 0.8 mg/dl [0.33 mmol/L]) before and after correction with parenteral magnesium sulfate. Only three patients, all with hypocalcemia, had tremor and muscle twitching and none showed tetany, a positive Trousseau's test, arrhythmias, or ECG abnormalities. Moreover, review of the literature on hypomagnesemia did not justify attributing these clinical symptoms to… CONTINUE READING

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