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Latent tetany and anxiety, marginal magnesium deficit, and normocalcemia.

  title={Latent tetany and anxiety, marginal magnesium deficit, and normocalcemia.},
  author={Mildred S. Seelig and Adolph R. Berger and N J Spielholz},
  journal={Diseases of the nervous system},
  volume={36 8},
The identification of marginal magnesium deficit, such as we have detected in a patient with anxiety, depression, and psychomatic complaints, is a difficult diagnostic problem. Electromyography of a limb, rendered acutely ischemic either just before or after hyperventilation, can elicit latent tetany in this condition, as well as in calcium deficiency. We have demonstrated iterative electrical activity in our patient, whose magnesium deficit is attributable to renal wasting of magnesium. We… 

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