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Unusual association of diseases/symptoms
Unusual case of hypomagnesaemia induced seizures
  1. Shrikant D Pande,
  2. Chee Keong Wee,
  3. Nyein Nyein Maw
  1. Changi General Hospital, Rehabilitation Medicine, 2 Simei Street 3, Singapore 529889, Singapore
  1. Shrikant D Pande, shrikantpande{at}


Alterations in electrolyte homeostasis associated with major surgery and critical illness are common but usually non-specific. We report an unusual case of hypomagnesaemia induced seizures in a 73-year-old woman who was recovering from ileal resection and limited right hemicolectomy for small bowel volvulus. Hypomagnesaemia as a de novo cause of seizures is rarely reported.

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