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Osteomalacia and rickets 

Osteomalacia and rickets
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Osteomalacia and rickets
Author(s):

Roger Smith

and Paul Wordsworth

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199607990.003.0005
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date: 27 February 2020

Lack of vitamin D is the most common cause of rickets and osteomalacia. Insufficiency also contributes to osteoporosis. Vitamin D has important non-skeletal actions. This chapter also deals with recently described forms of renal tubular rickets, with oncogenic osteomalacia, with vitamin D-dependent rickets, and with the effects of renal glomerular failure on the skeleton. Changes in FGF23 occur in osteomalacia/rickets.

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