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ea0019p50 | Clinical practice/governance and case reports | SFEBES2009

Hypomagnesaemia and hypocalcaemia with proton-pump inhibitors: an under-recognised phenomenon

Druce MR , Thomas JDJ , Gorrigan RJ , Kelly PA , Coppack SW , Akker SA

Objectives: We describe three patients recently admitted to our institution with severe hypomagnesaemia and hypocalcaemia and a history of proton pump inhibitor (PPI) therapy.Patient 1 was admitted with lethargy, anorexia and leg cramps. Medications included a PPI (omeprazole) prescribed for gastritis. Corrected calcium was 1.54 mmol/l (2.15–2.65) and magnesium 0.25 mmol/l (0.7–1.0), with a PTH of 1.0 pmol/l (1.6–6.9) and 25-OH-vitamin D 5...