Renal Damage Caused by Magnesium Deficiency

  • Mildred S. Seelig
Part of the Topics in Bone and Mineral Disorders book series (TBMD)


Metastic calcification, frequently involving the kidneys, is not infrequent in patients with hypercalcemia, whether of dietary or metabolic derivation, because of osteolytic processes, or as a result of therapy. The study by B. S. W. Smith and Nisbet (1968), which showed that magnesium-deficient rats develop nephrocalcinosis, and later osteoporosis, is an appropriate reference for the transition from bone damage to renal damage of magnesium deficiency.


Renal Damage Calcium Oxalate Renal Tubular Acidosis Magnesium Deficiency Renal Calcification 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mildred S. Seelig
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  1. 1.Goldwater Memorial HospitalNew York University Medical CenterNew YorkUSA

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