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  • noun An abnormally low concentration of calcium in the blood.

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  • noun medicine The condition of having an abnormally low concentration of calcium ions in the blood.

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  • noun abnormally low level of calcium in the blood; associated with hypoparathyroidism or kidney malfunction or vitamin D deficiency


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  • HF rapidly penetrates the skin and enters the systemic circulation causing hypocalcemia, hyperkalemia, hypoxia and tremor.

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  • Other findings include disseminated intravascular coagulation, bone marrow aplasia with leukopenia and thrombocytopenia, elevated liver enzyme values, hypocalcemia, hyponatremia and rhabdomyolysis.

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  • Hepatotoxicity, metabolic acidosis, hypocalcemia, rhadomyolysis and DIC were also present.

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  • The severe pain may be due to the hypocalcemia causing a potassium shift and nerve stimulation.

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  • Severe hypocalcemia associated with chronic glutethimide addiction: a case report.

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  • The resulting hypocalcemia causes an extracellular potassium shift, with the hyperkalemia then causing nerve stimulation and extreme pain.

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  • Also, because of glutethimide's ability to induce hepatic enzymes, patients may develop vitamin D deficiencies (due to increased metabolism) with resultant hypocalcemia and osteomalacia. 6

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  • For this reason calcitriol is also used to treat hypocalcemia and osteoporosis.

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  • “Magnesium deficiency has been demonstrated in 7–11% of hospitalized patients and is found to coexist in up to 40% of patients with other electrolyte abnormalities, particularly hypokalemia and to a lesser extent, hyponatremia or hypocalcemia.”

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  • Pre-existing hypocalcemia must be corrected prior to initiating Prolia.

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