Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease

, Volume 24, Issue 8, pp 875–876 | Cite as

Familial hypomagnesaemia with secondary hypocalcaemia: A new case that indicates autosomal recessive inheritance

  • P. Meyer
  • M. B. Boettger


Male and female siblings, now aged 18 and 23 years respectively, with familial hypomagnesaemia and secondary hypocalcaemia provide further evidence that this is an autosomal recessive disorder and not X-linked as originally thought.


Public Health Internal Medicine Autosomal Recessive Disorder Autosomal Recessive Inheritance Female Sibling 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Meyer
    • 1
    • 2
  • M. B. Boettger
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Human GeneticsUniversity of HeidelbergHeidelbergGermany
  2. 2.Human Resources Inc.TübingenGermany

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