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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 17-19

An unusual case of hypercalcaemic osteomalacia: Role of a novel calcimimetic agent

Manipal Institute of Nephrology and Urology, Manipal Hospital, Bangalore, India

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H S Ballal
Manipal Institute of Nephrology and Urology, Manipal Hospital, 98, Rustom Bagh, Airport Road, Bangalore - 560 017
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-4065.35016

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Rickets is commonly seen in childhood and is characterized by hypocalcaemia, hypovitaminosis D, and skeletal deformities. Alhough rare in adults, it can cause devastating bone disease and severe secondary hyperparathyroidism. We report the case of a young adult with vitamin D deficient osteomalacia, severe hyperparathyroidism, and hypercalcemia with multiple fractures that resulted in prolonged immobilization. This case report highlights the approach to be adopted, the problems in management, and the benefits that accrued from the use of a novel calcimimetic agent.


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