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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Reviews of infectious diseases|
|State||Published - 1991|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Microbiology (medical)