Routine serum magnesium determination--a continuing unrecognized need.


Abnormalities of serum Mg may be the most underdiagnosed serum electrolyte abnormality in clinical practice today. The incidence appears to range from 12.5 to 20% on routine determination. Hypomagnesemia is found in 6.9-11% of hospitalized patients on routine determination of serum Mg. A high frequency of hypomagnesemia occurs with other common electrolyte… (More)


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