Renal osteodystrophy

A combination of bone disorders usually caused by chronic kidney failure (renal disease). Can also occur because of abnormal kidney functioning at birth (congenital). When the kidneys have failed, death is imminent unless dialysis is given. Therefore, patients with osteodystrophy are usually on dialysis therapy. This bone disease, which is also simply called osteodystrophy, is common

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renal osteodystrophy n a painful rachitic condition of abnormal bone growth that is associated with chronic acidosis, hypocalcemia, hyperplasia of the parathyroid glands, and hyperphosphatemia caused by chronic renal insufficiency called also renal rickets

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a condition resulting from chronic kidney disease and renal failure, characterized by elevated serum phosphorus with low or normal serum calcium levels and stimulation of parathyroid function. Bone disease includes a variable mixture of osteitis fibrosa cystica, osteomalacia, osteoporosis, and sometimes osteosclerosis. Onset is usually in childhood, resulting in renal dwarfism.

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