Pseudohypocalcemia | definition of pseudohypocalcemia by Medical dictionary
False hypocalcemia; that is, low serum calcium levels that result either from low albumin levels or from the administration of some magnetic resonance imaging agents containing gadolinium.
References in periodicals archive
Correcting the pseudohypocalcemia
for hypoalbuminemia resulted in a reduction in critical values from 454 to 42 (6.9% to 0.6%) over the 3-year period.
Van Wijnen, "Severe pseudohypocalcemia
after gadolinium-enhanced magnetic resonance angiography," New England Journal of Medicine, vol.
Hypoalbuminemia is the most common cause of pseudohypocalcemia
This model can be used to calculate the minimum length of time after gadodiamide injection that is required to exclude pseudohypocalcemia
in these patients when the Roche OCP method is used.