M. LENDER, M.D.; W. Z. JACOBSOHN, M.D.; J. MENCZEL, M.D.
To the editor: We would like to report the finding of a low value of calcium-binding protein in an adult patient with hypophosphatemic osteomalacia. The patient, a 70-year-old man, was referred to us because of severe skeletal pains of 6 years duration. Physical examination showed only tenderness to palpation along the vertebral column and scoliosis in the thoracic spine. Traces of albumin were found in the urine. Blood counts, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, and blood chemistries were normal, except for plasma phosphorus values that ranged between 1.5 mg/100 ml and 1.78 mg/100 ml on repeated examinations and serum alkaline phosphatase levels
LENDER M, JACOBSOHN WZ, MENCZEL J. Calcium-Binding Protein in Hypophosphatemic Osteomalacia. Ann Intern Med. ;81:120. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-81-1-120_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1974;81(1):120.
Endocrine and Metabolism, Metabolic Bone Disorders.
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