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Calcium level - low - infants
Hypocalcemia is an abnormally low blood calcium level. This article discusses low blood calcium levels in infants.
Calcium is a salt that helps the heart and muscles work. A healthy baby usually has very careful control of blood calcium levels.
Hypocalcemia is more likely to occur in newborns, especially in those who were born too early (preemies). Common causes of hypocalcemia in a newborn include:
There are also some rare illnesses that can lead to low calcium levels, such as DiGeorge syndrome and congenital hypoparathyroidism.
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