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Tetany: Introduction

Tetany: Involuntary cramps of the muscles caused by low blood calcium levels. See detailed information below for a list of 55 causes of Tetany, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Tetany:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Tetany. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Tetany: Symptom Checker

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Tetany Treatments

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Stories from Users for Tetany

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Tetany: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Tetany may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Tetany

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Tetany: Deaths

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Causes of Tetany listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Tetany as a symptom include:

Definitions of Tetany:

Hyperexcitability of nerve and muscle when the concentration of extracellular ionized calcium is decreased.
- (Source - Diseases Database)

Clinical neurological syndrome characterized by muscular twitching and cramps and (when severe) seizures; associated with calcium deficiency (hypoparathyroidism) or vitamin D deficiency or alkalosis
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Hyperexcitability of nerve and muscle when the concentration of extracellular ionized calcium is decreased.
- (Source - CRISP)

Detailed list of causes of Tetany

The list below shows some of the causes of Tetany mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Tetany?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Tetany. Of the 55 causes of Tetany that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 2 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 54 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Tetany:

The following list of conditions have 'Tetany' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Tetany Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Tetany based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Classifications of Tetany:

    Medical Conditions associated with Tetany:

    Muscle contractions (58 causes), Pain symptoms (6458 causes), Sensory symptoms (7134 causes), Muscle symptoms (7251 causes), Musculoskeletal symptoms (6264 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Leg symptoms (2751 causes), Limb symptoms (3592 causes), Metabolic symptoms (391 causes), Movement symptoms (6001 causes), Sensations (6520 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Muscle spasms (929 causes), Arm symptoms (1619 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes)

    Symptoms related to Tetany:

    Hormone resistance, Chelation of calcium, Low calcium diet, Pregnancy (699 causes), Lactation, Hypoparathyroidism (39 causes), Pseudohypoparathyroidism, Vitamin D deficiency (28 causes), Magnesium deficiency, Acute pancreatitis (78 causes), Severe diarrhoea

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