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It is possible that the main title of the report Hypophosphatemia, Familial is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report.
- hereditary type I hypophosphatemia (HPDR I)
- hereditary type II hypophosphatemia (HPDR II)
- hypophosphatemic D-resistant rickets I
- hypophosphatemic D-resistant rickets II
- phosphate diabetes
- X-linked hypophosphatemia (XLH)
- X-linked vitamin D-resistant rickets
- autosomal dominant hypophosphatemic rickets (ADHR)
- autosomal recessive hypophosphatemic rickets
- X-linked hypophosphatemic rickets
Familial hypophosphatemia is a rare inherited disorder characterized by impaired transport of phosphate and altered vitamin-D metabolism in the kidneys. In addition, phosphate (and in some of these disorders, calcium, as well) is not well-absorbed in the intestines, which can lead to a process called osteomalacia, which is a softening of bones. Familial hypophosphatemia also results in rickets, a childhood bone disease with characteristic bow deformities of the legs, as well as growth plate abnormalities and progressive softening of the bone structure. In adults, the growth plate is not present so that osteomalacia is the evident bone problem. In children, growth rates may be slow, frequently resulting in short stature. Familial hypophosphatemia is most often inherited as an X-linked trait. However, autosomal dominant and recessive forms of familial hypophosphatemia have been reported in the medical literature.
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