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Hypocalcemia in Newborns

Hypocalcemia in Newborns

Hypocalcemia in Newborns

Definition

Hypocalcemia is a disorder where there is a lowered blood calcium levels in newborns. It is defined as a total serum calcium concentration of less than 7 mg/dl. It is divided into early onset which occurs in the first 72 hours of life and late onset at about 5 to 10 days of age.

Incidence

Occurrence of this disorder is about 30% in infants with very low birth weight (<1500 g) and approximately 89% in premature infants. A very high prevalence rate is also noted in infants born with a diabetic mother. Read More... #nursingcrib #nursing #nurses