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Monday, March 26, 2007

Hypomagnesemia and PTH

One point which gets you an easy point but otherwise easy to miss is that hypomagnesemia can cause hypocalcemia since magnesium is necessary for the production of PTH.



PTH

Calcium

Phosphate

Si/sx

Primary Hyperparathyroidism

stones, bones, abdominal groans and psychic moans"

Chronic Renal Failure (→Vit D def.)

↑ - can’t be excreted


Hypercalcemia (malignancy)


Hypomagnesemia

Hypocalcemia that responds to Mg 2+ infusion

2 comments:

bangledoc said...

Thanks miky.It will hep greatly every one taking step 1.
could u write more about other 2nd messenger with application (as cGMP).As this are highly asked in exam.
Thanks again

Ashley said...

Would there be high phosphate in hypomagnesemia because there is less Ca to complex with phosphate in the blood?