Decreased amniotic fluid magnesium concentration in diabetic pregnancy

F. Mimouni, M. Miodovnik, R. C. Tsang, J. Callahan, P. Shaul

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Amniotic fluid samples from 21 diabetic pregnant women were pair-matched for gestational age with 21 samples obtained from nondiabetic women, and analyzed for magnesium concentration. Mean ± standard deviation amniotic fluid magnesium concentration (mg/dL) was 0.86 ± 0.21 in the diabetic group and 1.06 ± 0.22 in the control group (P<.001). It is concluded that in the diabetic pregnancy, a state of fetal magnesium deficiency exists. This deficient state may contribute to neonatal hypocalcemia in infants of diabetic mothers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)12-14
Number of pages3
JournalObstetrics and gynecology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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