How does acute illness cause hypocalcemia?

Updated: Aug 08, 2019
  • Author: Manish Suneja, MD, FASN, FACP; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Acute illness may lead to hypocalcemia for multiple reasons. In one study, the 3 most common factors identified in patients with hypocalcemia associated with acute illness were hypomagnesemia, acute renal failure, and transfusions.


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