CMS: osteoporosis

reduction in the strength of bone that leads to increased risk of fractures
-bone density that falls 2.5 SD below the mean for a young normal individual
-common in elderly; women are at particularly
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the childhood food of osteomalacia is called what?ricketswhat is caused by inadequate intake or malabsorption of vitamin D and disorders of vitamin D metabolismosteomalaciabone pathology causes of elevated alkaline phosphatase include what?pagets disease, hyperparathyroidism, osteomalacia, metastatic bone disease and a recent fracturelist some clinical features of osteomalaciadiffuse skeletal pain and bony tendernesswhat is the most accurate way to diagnose osteomalacia?transiliac crest bone biopsywhat are characteristic x ray findings of osteomalaciaradiolucent bandsosteomalacia tx -due to vit. D deficiency -due to malabsorption-serum vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol) -larger doses of vitamin D * calcitrol is effective in treating hypocalcemia or osteodystrophy caused by chronic renal failure