Pediatric hypocalcemia: making the diagnosis

Dawrant, Jonathan; Pacaud, Danièle
December 2007
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;12/4/2007, Vol. 177 Issue 12, p1494
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a case study of diagnosing pediatric hypocalcemia. It presents three clinical cases including two-year-old boy with absent teeth development and failure to talk, six-year-old boy with skin lesions in torso and twelve-year-old boy with numbness of extremities. The causes of pediatric hypocalcemia may vary by developmental stage. It is an early presentation of a genetic syndrome, thus systematic approach can facilitate referral for definitive diagnosis and treatment.


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