Hypophosphatemic Rickets is a form of disease characterized by low serum phosphate levels and resistance to treatment with ultraviolet radiation or Vitamin D ingestion. Hypophosphatemic Rickets is defined as a loss of phosphate in the urine, which in turn, leads to poorly formed bones, and bone pain. The potential symptoms of Hypophosphatemic Rickets include pain in the bones, and tooth abscesses, among others.
HOW IS HYPOPHOSPHATEMIC RICKETS DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of Hypophosphatemic Rickets is done during early childhood by paediatricians. Common diagnostic tests are:
• Blood tests for testing serum calcium, phosphate and alkaline phosphatase levels
• Urinary phosphate and creatinine levels
• Bone X-rays
HOW IS HYPOPHOSPHATEMIC RICKETS TREATED?
Doctors treat this condition by medication and therapy to effectively cure this disease.
DID YOU KNOW?
This disorder is curable if it is diagnosed and treated in the early stages.