The Case | Hypomagnesemia with knee pain

A 70-year-old man presented with fever, progressive intention tremor of bilateral hands, and painful swelling over bilateral knee joints, which started 3  days before admission. He could not walk and stand up by himself on admission. He had neither diarrhea nor abdominal pain. He denied using alcohol. His comorbidities included type 2 diabetes mellitus (recent hemoglobin A1C = 7.2%), dyslipidemia, and hypertension. His medication included repaglin ide (6 mg/d), atorvastatin (10 mg/d), labetalol (200 mg/d), valsartan (80 mg/d), and hydrochlorothiazide (12.5 mg/d).
Source: Kidney International - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Make Your Diagnosis Source Type: research

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