Which physical findings indicate hypocalcemia?

Updated: Aug 08, 2019
  • Author: Manish Suneja, MD, FASN, FACP; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Neuromuscular and cardiovascular findings predominate. Neural hyperexcitability due to acute hypocalcemia causes smooth and skeletal muscle contractions. In addition, patients may appear confused or disoriented and may exhibit signs of dementia or overt psychosis. Irritability, confusion, hallucinations, dementia, extrapyramidal manifestations, and seizures may occur.


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