How does the incidence of hypomagnesemia differ among age groups?

Updated: Oct 30, 2020
  • Author: Tibor Fulop, MD, PhD, FACP, FASN; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Although no comprehensive studies have addressed the actual incidence of hypomagnesemia stratified by age group, neonates may be more predisposed to develop the condition. The mechanism for this is unknown, although several studies suggest that neonates have an increased requirement for intracellular magnesium in growing tissues.


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