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CASE REPORT
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 393-394

Tetany: A diagnostic dilemma


Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, Christian Medical College, Ludhiana, India

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Aparna Williams
Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, Christian Medical College & hospital Ludhiana - 141008, Punjab
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-9185.83691

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Tetany is a disorder of increased neuronal excitability usually associated with hypocalcemia. We report a patient with typical tetanic cramps and carpopedal spasm in the postoperative period, despite normal serum concentrations of calcium, which responded to intravenous infusion of calcium.


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