Hypomagnesemia secondary to cerebrospinal fluid losses in a patient with congenital hydrocephalus

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  • We describe a newborn infant with massive congenital hydrocephalus, presenting with hypomagnesemia secondary to magnesium losses through cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) aspirations. Hypomagnesemia due to CSF losses has not been described in pediatric literature. © 2014 Nature America, Inc.
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  • Lal CV; Mir IN; Kelley E; Weprin BE; Sengupta AL; Booth TN; Brion LP
  • Start Page

  • 640
  • End Page

  • 641
  • Volume

  • 34
  • Issue

  • 8