• serum
  • The osteomalacia was discovered incidentally when depressed serum phosphorus levels of 1.2 to 1.7 mg/dL were noted in association with 24-hour urine phosphorus excretion exceeding 1000 mg/24 h. (annals.org)
  • disorder
  • Axial osteomalacia is a rare osteosclerotic disorder characterized by axial skeleton pain, coarsening of the trabecular bone pattern on radiographs of the axial but not appendicular skeleton. (wikipedia.org)
  • patients
  • The markedly increased incidence of osteomalacia in the fluoridated group supports previous reports that fluoride is an important factor… Since our patients in the fluoridated group were living in widely separate areas with different water supplies it seems unlikely that there was another common factor other than fluoride responsible for the higher incidence of osteomalacia. (fluoridealert.org)
  • Four of 7 patients using fluoridated water developed florid osteomalacia, as opposed to none of the 34 patients in the non-fluoridated group… We conclude that the presence of fluoride in the dialysate, perhaps in conjunction with other substances, is associated with an increased incidence of osteomalacia. (fluoridealert.org)
  • Patients with chronic renal failure can develop aluminum toxicity, which can lead to osteomalacia and encephalopathy. (unboundmedicine.com)
  • Several decades ago, aluminum encephalopathy associated with osteomalacia has been recognized as the major complication of chronic renal failure in dialyzed patients. (unboundmedicine.com)