Normocalcemic tetany abolished by calcium infusion

John West Day, Gareth J. Parry

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Abstract

Tetany is a disorder of increased neuronal excitability usually associated with hypocalcemia. We studied a patient with typical tetanic cramps that responded to intravenous infusion of calcium despite normal serum concentrations of total and ionized calcium. Three generations were affected by similar symptoms, suggesting that this is a dominantly inherited disorder of neuronal hyperirritability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)438-440
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Neurology
Volume27
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1990

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