Background In seizures caused by electrolytes disorders, a prompt diagnosis allows an appropriate treatment and reduces the risk of neurological complications. Hypomagnesemia is a recognized cause of generalized seizures, while it has been anecdotally reported in focal forms. Case presentation We describe a newborn with recurrent focal seizures due to transient hypomagnesemia. Conclusion Physicians should consider the possible occurrence of such disorder also in cases of focal seizures.
- Electrolytes disorders
- Focal seizures
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health