Which peripheral nervous system findings indicate hypocalcemia?

Updated: Aug 08, 2019
  • Author: Manish Suneja, MD, FASN, FACP; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Peripheral nervous system findings include tetany, focal numbness, and muscle spasms. Smooth muscle contraction causes biliary colic, intestinal colic, and dysphagia. Seizures often occur in individuals with preexistent epileptic foci when the excitation threshold is lowered.


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