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Neonatal hypermagnesemia: report of one case. Zhonghua Min Guo Xiao Er Ke Yi Xue Hui Za Zhi 1989 Sep-Oct;30(5):333-6

Date

09/01/1989

Pubmed ID

2637615

Abstract

A female baby was born prematurely to a pre-eclampsic mother at our hospital. The mother had received fifty grams of magnesium sulfate intravenously within the forty-six hours prior to the delivery. This neonate suffered from severe respiratory distress, hypotonia, and hyporeflexia immediately after birth. She recovered completely after receiving low setting ventilatory support for twelve hours and intravenous calcium gluconate supply. All laboratory data were within normal limits except transient metabolic acidosis and elevated serum magnesium level to 2.28 mmol/L of the cord blood. The serum magnesium level dropped to 1.17 mmol/L at 12 hours of age. She tolerated oral feeding within the first day with no obervable neurological sequelae at the follow-up examination. Hypermagnesemia was judged to be the cause of the newborn's clinical presentation.

Author List

Teng RJ, Liu HC, Tsou Yau KI

Author

Ru-Jeng Teng MD Associate Professor in the Pediatrics department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Female
Humans
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature, Diseases
Magnesium
Magnesium Sulfate
Pre-Eclampsia
Pregnancy
Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Newborn
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