Hypophosphatemic Rickets is basically a type of ticket disease that is characterized by very low levels of phosphate in the body. It can also happen because of very low calcium levels and exposure to excess radiation. This has a direct impact on the bone metabolism. It is usually present right from conception and slower growth, abnormalities and poor density of the bone are common symptoms.
HOW IS HYPOPHOSPHATEMIC RICKETS DIAGNOSED?
A paediatrics expert would be able to see these through the USG and also at birth. Bone testing, calcium and similar blood tests are done along with growth monitoring.
HOW IS HYPOPHOSPHATEMIC RICKETS TREATED?
Treatment of familial hypophosphatemia includes provision of supplemental phosphate salts and activated forms of vitamin D, such as calcitriol. Symptomatic and supportive measures are important as well. The usual medication regimen must be carefully monitored to prevent excess blood or urinary calcium levels. The approach does not completely cure the disorder. In some adults, hypophosphatemic rickets resulting from various types of tumors lessens dramatically after the tumors are removed. If hypophosphatemic rickets does not lessen, people who have rickets caused by a tumor are given calcitriol and phosphorus.
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There are extreme activity restrictions on such patients for life.