Serum magnesium in children with cirrhosis

Michael I. Cohen, Helen McNamara, Laurence Finberg

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The presence of hyopmagnesemia related to the secondary hyperaldosteronism of cirrhosis was confirmed in 15 children and adolescents. Normomagnesemic levels returned in 6 of 7 patients treated with an aldosterone antagonist. The implications of such a response to therapy and of the progression from normal to low serum magnesium levels are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)453-455
Number of pages3
JournalThe Journal of Pediatrics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1970
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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