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.
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- Microbiology (medical)