Doctors for Hypophosphatasia in Pathribagh, Dehradun
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Hypophosphatasia is a rare metabolic bone disease. Hypophosphatasia may sometimes be fatal in certain patients. It is an inherited disease that affects the development bones and teeth. Symptoms of Hypophosphatasia are:
• Weak bones and teeth
• Impaired bone and teeth development like Rickets
• Short limbs
• Abnormally shaped chest and skull bones
• Poor feeding
HOW IS HYPOPHOSPHATASIA DIAGNOSED?
A diagnosis of hypophosphatasia is based upon identification of characteristic signs and symptoms, a detailed patient history, a thorough clinical evaluation, and a variety of laboratory tests including x-ray studies. Proper diagnosis of hypophosphatasia is easy for physicians who are familiar or experienced with this disorder. Genetic testing is one of the ways to diagnose this condition.
HOW IS HYPOPHOSPHATASIA TREATED?
Dietary changes that aim at reducing calcium intake is a way to prevent excess calcium in infants. Neurosurgical intervention may be needed for craniosynostosis. Dentures may be the treatment option for dental problems. In severe cases bone marrow transplant may be required
DID YOU KNOW?
Hypophosphatasia is an inherited, progressive and lifelong disease and if left untreated can be fatal.