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Hypocalcemia

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Are you sure your patient has hypocalcemia? What are the typical findings for this disease? Hypocalcemia may present with irritability, tetany, seizures, apnea (in the neonate), laryngospasm or paresthesias (in the older child). The presence of a prolonged QT interval by electrocardiography is a physiologic marker of hypocalcemia.…

Hypercalcemia

Overview: What every practitioner needs to know Are you sure your patient has hypercalcemia? What are the typical findings for this disease? Hypercalcemia with a very low serum phosphate concentration suggests the diagnosis of primary hyperparathyroidism. In infants, hyperparathyroidism may result from unrecognized maternal hypoparathyroidism or pseudohypoparathyroidism. Neonatal severe hyperparathyroidism (NSHPT) is a form of…

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