Hypophosphatemia occasionally underlies neurological disorders such as encephalopathy, myopathy and neuropathy. Although several cases have been reported in the literature, severe hypophosphatemia as a cause of neurological disorders is rarely mentioned in neurological textbooks and is seldom thought of in practice. We present a 69-year-old woman who develops encephalopathy and rapidly progressive weakness due to hypophosphatemia. The cause of hypophosphatemia is often iatrogenic and multifactorial. Signs and symptoms are mostly non-specific, thus complicating correct diagnosis and appropriate treatment.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)326-328
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Internal Medicine
Volume14
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2003

    Research areas

  • hypophosphatemia, encephalopathy

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