Hypocalcaemia

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Clinical Features

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Causes

Treatment

Dependent on cause!

Oral calcium supplements are normally sufficient, unless there are worrying clinical features. Vitamin D supplements are also helpful.

In acute hypocalcaemia severe enough to cause tetany a soluble preparation such as calcium gluconate 10% is given slowly: (typically for an adult 10ml but see local protocols as there is likely to be a need for continuous infusion of up to 9mmol/day until other measures kick in and children need a dose calculation).

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