Magnesium in Liver Cirrhosis

  • G. Crippa
  • M. Giorgi-Pierfranceschi


Cirrhosis of the liver is frequently associated with total bodily magnesium deficiency [1,2,3,4] which is difficult to disclose and to quantify since neither total nor ionised plasma magnesium concentrations may reflect the real magnesium status of the patient. In fact there is not a sufficient correlation between plasma and intracellular magnesium concentrations and thus the finding of normal plasma magnesium levels may not exclude an even relevant magnesium deficiency [4,5,6].


Liver Cirrhosis Cirrhotic Patient Loop Diuretic Magnesium Deficiency Alcoholic Liver Cirrhosis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Crippa
    • 1
  • M. Giorgi-Pierfranceschi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Internal Medicine and Hypertension UnitPiacenza Civil HospitalItaly

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