Hypocalcemia Signs And Symptoms

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Calcium level - low - infants


Definition

Hypocalcemia is an abnormally low blood calcium level. This article discusses low blood calcium levels in infants.


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Calcium is a salt that helps the heart and muscles work. A healthy baby usually has very careful control of blood calcium levels.

Hypocalcemia is more likely to occur in newborns, especially in those who were born too early (preemies). Common causes of hypocalcemia in a newborn include:

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