RICHARD C. POWELL, M.D.; WILLIAM P. DEISS JR., M.D., F.A.C.P.
The purpose of this report is to describe two adult patients with disabling osteomalacia. The feature worthy of emphasis in each case is the negligible symptomatology referable to the organ systems believed to be the sites of the primary defects—in the first case, the gastrointestinal tract with occult steatorrhea; in the second, the kidneys with latent tubular acidosis.
Case 1. A 50-year-old housewife was first seen by us in February, 1959, complaining of stiffness and generalized aching pain in her back and both lower extremities. The pain was not well localized. The onset of symptoms was insidious, and
POWELL RC, DEISS WP. SYMPTOMATIC OSTEOMALACIA SECONDARY TO CLINICALLY OCCULT CAUSES*. Ann Intern Med. 1961;54:1280–1289. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-54-6-1280
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1961;54(6):1280-1289.
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