Disease Information for Magnesium deficiency

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Acute bilateral Hand muscle spasms
Cramping in Extremities
Weak/Weak as a kitten (symptom)
Weakness/Diffuse motor loss
Enervated/extreme acute fatigue
Weakness
Weakness non-neuromuscular/systemic
Disease Progression
Course/Acute
Course/Acute only
Demographics & Risk Factors
Established Disease Population
Patient/Hypomagnesemia
Laboratory Tests
Abnormal Lab Findings - Decreased
Calcium, serum (Lab)
Magnesium (Lab)
Abnormal Lab Findings - Increased
Magnesium (Lab)
Phosphate Serum (Lab)
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Associated Disease & Complications
Ectopy
Hypocalcemia
Hypomagnesemia
Magnesium deficiency
Tetany
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Process
PROCESS/Biochemical (category)
PROCESS/Deficiency (category)
PROCESS/Deficiency/Minerals/Trace metals/Inorganics (ex)
Treatment
Drug Therapy - Indication
RX/Magnesium oxide
Definition

A nutritional condition produced by a deficiency of magnesium in the diet, characterized by anorexia, nausea, vomiting, lethargy, and weakness. Symptoms are paresthesias, muscle cramps, irritability, decreased attention span, and mental confusion, possibly requiring months to appear. Deficiency of body magnesium can exist even when serum values are normal. In addition, magnesium deficiency may be organ-selective, since certain tissues become deficient before others. (Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 12th ed, p1936)

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