Metabolic bone disease

What is Metabolic bone disease?

Metabolic bone disease is an umbrella term referring to abnormalities of bones caused by a broad spectrum of disorders.

Most commonly these disorders are caused by abnormalities of minerals such as calcium, phosphorus, magnesium or vitamin D leading to dramatic clinical disorders that are commonly reversible once the underlying defect has been treated. These disorders are to be differentiated from a larger group of genetic bone disorders where there is a defect in a specific signaling system or cell type that causes the bone disorder. There may be overlap. For example, genetic or hereditary hypophosphatemia may cause the metabolic bone disorder osteomalacia. Although there is currently no treatment for the genetic condition, replacement of phosphate often corrects or improves the metabolic bone disorder.

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Please suggest regarding nature of illness whether it is congenital external or not.

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Can be a conginital.

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Genu valgum, commonly called "knock-knee", is a condition...

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I am 57 year old male, I have been experiencing joint pain in ankles and neck, stiff with limited motion, is worst after rest or long drive......

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Hello. It is unrelated to bone cancer

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Hello dear. I have gone through yoyr query. So your symptoms seems unrelated...

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I am concerned about my premie twin granddaughters who are 3 mos. old. They each have been found to have broken ribs. A specialist on metabolic bone disease...

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Each of you need to be clinically graded.

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