newborn hypocalcemia


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newborn hypocalcemia

Low serum calcium levels present in the first days of life, caused by maternal disease (such as gestational diabetes or parathyroid disorders), by the child's diseases and conditions (such as congenital hypoparathyroidism), or by treatments administered to the newborn (transfusion therapy or phototherapy). Tremors or seizures are common symptoms of low calcium in newborns.
See also: hypocalcemia