Hypophosphatasia is an inherited disorder that affects the development of bones and teeth. This condition disrupts a process called mineralization, in which minerals such as calcium and phosphorus are deposited in developing bones and teeth. Mineralization is critical for the formation of bones that are strong and rigid and teeth that can withstand chewing and grinding. The signs and symptoms of hypophosphatasia vary widely and can appear anywhere from before birth to adulthood. The most severe forms of the disorder tend to occur before birth and in early infancy.
HOW IS HYPOPHOSPHATASIA DIAGNOSED?
A General Physician diagnoses cases of Hypophosphatasia by conducting X-ray exams.
HOW IS HYPOPHOSPHATASIA TREATED?
Treatment for the same depends on the extremity of the disease. The FDA has approved asfotase alfa (Strensiq) treatment of hypophosphatasia. The same is implementing along with maintaining calcium balance in the body through supplements and also with regular dental and orthopedic interventions to contain the same.
DID YOU KNOW?
Hypophosphatasia is an inherited disease and it is often misdiagnosed as other more common diseases.