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dc.titleMagnesium deficiency: diagnosis and clinical significance
dc.contributor.authorPin, L.
dc.date.accessioned2016-12-13T05:38:32Z
dc.date.available2016-12-13T05:38:32Z
dc.date.issued1973
dc.identifier.citationPin, L. (1973). Magnesium deficiency: diagnosis and clinical significance. Annals of the Academy of Medicine Singapore 2 (4) : 157-173. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
dc.identifier.issn03044602
dc.identifier.urihttp://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/132958
dc.description.abstractMagnesium deficiency is a common finding among patients admitted to hospital for chronic alcoholism, liver cirrhosis, chronic valvular heart disease on long term diuretic therapy, chronic uremia, chronic diarrhoea and hypoparathyroidism. Prolonged parenteral feeding without magnesium supplements, though not studied here, is also a well established cause of magnesium deficiency. There is good evidence that magnesium deficiency significantly contributes to the ill health of these patients. Magnesium deficiency induces intracellular potassium depletion. Magnesium deficiency causes hypocalcemia and a state of functional hypoparathyroidism. The diagnosis of magnesium deficiency depends on the awareness of those conditions liable to cause it, on the familiarity with symptoms and signs associated with it and finally, if necessary, on skeletal muscle magnesium estimation. Provided renal function is adequate, a trial of magnesium therapy in cases suspected clinically of deficiency is helpful and often obviates the need for skeletal muscle biopsy.
dc.sourceScopus
dc.typeOthers
dc.contributor.departmentMEDICINE
dc.description.sourcetitleAnnals of the Academy of Medicine Singapore
dc.description.volume2
dc.description.issue4
dc.description.page157-173
dc.description.codenAAMSC
dc.identifier.isiutNOT_IN_WOS
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