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?
In addition to bone x-rays, the levels of phosphate and calcium in the body can be measured through blood tests. Urine tests would show the amount of phosphate being excreted.
HOW IS HYPOPHOSPHATEMIC RICKETS TREATED?
Treatment for such patients includes regular supply of calcium along with vitamin D in a monitored environment. In some cases, Osteotomy is essential to repair the damage caused to the bone and the relevant tissues though it may actually not help you with the treatment of the problem.
DID YOU KNOW?
Hypophosphatemic Rickets is a rare type of hereditary disease.