hypophosphatasia

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hypophosphatasia

 [hi″po-fos″fah-ta´zhah]
an inborn error of metabolism marked by abnormally low serum alkaline phosphatase activity; it is manifested by rickets in infants and children and by osteomalacia in adults. It is most severe in babies under six months of age.

hy·po·phos·pha·ta·si·a

(hī'pō-fos'fă-tā'zē-ă),
An abnormally low content of alkaline phosphatase in the circulating blood.
Synonym(s): hypophosphatasemia

hy·po·phos·pha·ta·si·a

(hī'pō-fos'fă-tā'zē-ă)
An abnormally low content of alkaline phosphatase in the circulating blood.

hy·po·phos·pha·ta·si·a

(hī'pō-fos'fă-tā'zē-ă)
An abnormally low content of alkaline phosphatase in circulating blood.
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* A rare cause of hypophosphatasemia is HPP, a diagnosis that is known to be easily missed.
Causes of hypophosphatasemia (mechanism of cause, where known).
Physicians look for hyperphosphatasemia to detect and follow skeletal or hepatobiliary disease, but hypophosphatasemia, although it is a consequence of many disorders, frequently remains uninvestigated (2).