X-linked hypophosphatemia

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X-linked hypophosphatemia

A type of rickets caused by genetic factors which prevent the kidneys from retaining phosphate.
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Examples of metabolic disorders that may be misdiagnosed as child abuse Osteogenesis imperfecta (10) Ehlers-Danlos syndrome type IV (11) Menkes disease (12) Glutaric aciduria I (13) Secondary hyperparathyroidism (14) X-linked hypophosphataemia (13) Epidermolysis bullosa (15) Methylmalonic academia (13) Fatty acid oxidation disorders (12)
X-linked Hypophosphataemia (XLH); is the most common heritable form of rickets in developed countries, accounting for 80% of HVDRR cases.

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