Severe hypomagnesemia associated with pentamidine therapy

J. D. Gradon, L. Fricchione, D. Sepkowitz

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    A case of severe hypomagnesemia in a patient with AIDS that manifested as changes in mental status is presented. The hypomagnesemia was due to renal wasting of magnesium, most probably caused by pentamidine-induced renal tubular injury. This entity has been reported once before and should be considered in the differential diagnosis of altered mental status in patients with AIDS.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)511-512
    Number of pages2
    JournalReviews of infectious diseases
    Issue number3
    StatePublished - Jan 1 1991


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    • Microbiology (medical)

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    Gradon, J. D., Fricchione, L., & Sepkowitz, D. (1991). Severe hypomagnesemia associated with pentamidine therapy. Reviews of infectious diseases, 13(3), 511-512.