What causes hypocalcemia in chronic kidney disease (CKD)?

Updated: Jul 21, 2021
  • Author: Pradeep Arora, MD; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Answer

Hypocalcemia develops primarily from decreased intestinal calcium absorption because of low plasma calcitriol levels. It also possibly results from increased calcium-phosphate binding, caused by elevated serum phosphate levels.


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