[Management of serum magnesium abnormalities]

Rev Med Liege. Jul-Aug 2003;58(7-8):465-7.
[Article in French]

Abstract

Because symptoms associated with hypomagnesia are highly aspecific, this ionic abnormality is rarely searched for although it could be present in as much as 20% of the population. The mode of correction (oral or intravenous) depends on the etiology, severity and clinical consequences of hypomagnesemia. Significant hypermagnesemia only occurs in the presence of renal insufficiency and/or acute excess administration, mainly by the intravenous route. If interruption of administration does not suffice, renal dialysis might become necessary to quickly correct the magnesemium serum levels.

Publication types

  • English Abstract
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Dietary Supplements
  • Humans
  • Magnesium / administration & dosage
  • Magnesium / blood*
  • Magnesium / metabolism
  • Magnesium Deficiency / diagnosis
  • Magnesium Deficiency / etiology
  • Magnesium Deficiency / therapy*

Substances

  • Magnesium