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What is Tetany?

What is Tetany?

Tetany is a set of symptoms caused by low blood calcium (hypocalcemia). It is not related to the similarly-named tetanus, although the two ...more »

  • Tetany: Sensation changes and muscle symptoms from low blood calcium.
  • Tetany: hyperexcitability of nerve and muscle when the concentration of extracellular ionized calcium is decreased.
    Source - Diseases Database
  • Tetany: 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

Tetany: Introduction

Types of Tetany:

Broader types of Tetany:

What causes Tetany?

Causes of Tetany: see causes of Tetany
Cause of Tetany: Caused by very low blood calcium

What are the symptoms of Tetany?

Symptoms of Tetany: see symptoms of Tetany

Tetany: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Tetany.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Tetany.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Tetany: Neurologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Tetany.
Treatments for Tetany: see treatments for Tetany

Name and Aliases of Tetany

Main name of condition: Tetany

Other names or spellings for Tetany:

Tetanilla, Intermittent tetanus, Intermittent cramp, Apyretic tetanus
Source - WordNet 2.1

Tetany: Related Conditions

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