Does sepsis increase the mortality rate for patients with hypocalcemia?

Updated: Aug 08, 2019
  • Author: Manish Suneja, MD, FASN, FACP; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Mortality rates are increased in patients with sepsis and hypocalcemia, compared with patients who are normocalcemic. [29, 30] However, there is no clear evidence that treating critically ill patients with supplemental calcium alters outcomes. [31]


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