Isolated magnesium malabsorption in a 10-year-old boy

Am J Gastroenterol. 1996 Mar;91(3):611-3.

Abstract

Isolated magnesium malabsorption (congenital hypomagnesemia) has been reported in approximately 30 patients worldwide. Patients typically present by 6 months of age with convulsions and diarrhea. We report an unusual case of isolated magnesium malabsorption in an older boy with no diarrhea.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Humans
  • Magnesium / metabolism*
  • Magnesium Deficiency / congenital
  • Magnesium Deficiency / diagnosis*
  • Magnesium Deficiency / metabolism
  • Malabsorption Syndromes / congenital
  • Malabsorption Syndromes / diagnosis*
  • Malabsorption Syndromes / metabolism
  • Male
  • Seizures / etiology

Substances

  • Magnesium