JOHN H. FELTS, M.D., F.A.C.P.; J. E. WHITLEY, M.D.; D. D. ANDERSON, M.D.; H. M. CARPENTER, M.D.; H. H. BRADSHAW, M.D.
Although osteomalacia and osteitis fibrosa resulting from primary kidney disease are found relatively frequently at autopsy (1), symptomatic bone disease during the course of renal insufficiency is recognized much less often, perhaps because the more prominent aspects of uremia draw attention away from less obvious manifestations of the syndrome. Some patients will, however, complain of bone pain, suffer spontaneous fractures, develop immobilizing skeletal deformity, and deposit calcium about joints, subcutaneously, and in blood vessel walls. For some of these patients, the underlying renal disease is so advanced that little can be done, but others, in reasonably good condition except for
FELTS JH, WHITLEY JE, ANDERSON DD, CARPENTER HM, BRADSHAW HH. Medical and Surgical Treatment of Azotemic Osteodystrophy. Ann Intern Med. ;62:1272–1279. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-62-6-1272
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1965;62(6):1272-1279.
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