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BMJ Case Rep. 2010; 2010: bcr0820092188.
Published online 2010 August 3. doi:  10.1136/bcr.08.2009.2188
PMCID: PMC3029926
Reminder of important clinical lesson

A Moroccan woman with severe electrolyte disorder


The case of a Moroccan woman, age 25, who came into the emergency department with clinical tetany, is presented. She had experienced muscle spasms and paresthaesia of the upper limb over the previous few days. She had also experienced major diarrhoea for the previous 3 weeks. Investigations revealed a severe electrolyte disorder.

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