Hypomagnesemia: A clinical perspective

Phuong Chi T. Pham, Phuong Anh T. Pham, Son V. Pham, Phuong Truc T. Pham, Phuong Mai T. Pham, Phuong Thu T. Pham

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Abstract

Although magnesium is involved in a wide spectrum of vital functions in normal human physiology, the significance of hypomagnesemia and necessity for its treatment are under-recognized and underappreciated in clinical practice. In the current review, we first present an overview of the clinical significance of hypomagnesemia and normal magnesium metabolism, with a focus on renal magnesium handling. Subsequently, we review the literature for both congenital and acquired hypomagnesemic conditions that affect the various steps in normal magnesium metabolism. Finally, we present an approach to the routine evaluation and suggested management of hypomagnesemia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)219-230
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Nephrology and Renovascular Disease
Volume7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 9 2014

Keywords

  • Alcohol
  • Cisplatin
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Hypomagnesemia
  • Magnesium
  • TRPM6

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology

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