Hypocalcemia is defined as a total plasma calcium level <8.7 mg/dL:
Ionized calcium may be normal and, therefore, have no clinical manifestations.
Normal total serum calcium concent...
Occur when ionized calcium <3.2 mg/dL
Dependent upon absolute calcium concentration and rate at which it falls
Establish IV catheter access.
Treat symptomatic hypocalcemia as a medical emergency with parenteral c...
Symptomatic or severe ionized hypocalcemia (<3.2 mg/dL)
Continuous IV calcium preparations necessary to maintain calcium levels
Hypocalcemia has many causes
Treatment of hypocalcemia varies with its severity and underlying cause
Patients who are severely symptomatic require rapid correction with IV calcium th...
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775.4 Hypocalcemia and hypomagnesemia of newborn
275.5 Hungry bone syndrome
E83.81 Hungry bone syndrome
P71.1 Other neonatal hypocalcemia
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