Detective Nephron, world-renowned for expert analytic skills, trains budding physician-detectives on the diagnosis and treatment of kidney diseases. L. O. Henle, a budding nephrologist, presents a new case to the master consultant.
My assistant is late today.
L. O. Henle enters the room with excitement.
What do you want?
I…I have a case for us.
You are late today.
Nephron (with surprise)
Excellent. A good case can change my mood.
A 65-year-old man was just seen recently for fatigue and muscle weakness and found to have a serum magnesium level of