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Iatrogenic Osteomalacia and Myopathy due to Phosphate Depletion

Br Med J 1974; 3 doi: (Published 20 July 1974) Cite this as: Br Med J 1974;3:150
  1. L. R. I. Baker,
  2. P. Ackrill,
  3. W. R. Cattell,
  4. T. C. B. Stamp,
  5. L. Watson


    In a patient receiving regular dialysis prolonged hypophosphataemia due to aluminium hydroxide therapy resulted in osteomalacia and severe proximal myopathy. Both osteomalacia and myopathy responded to correction of hypophosphataemia without vitamin D therapy.