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Osteomalacia

  • Alan J. BridgesEmail author
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Abstract

Osteomalacia is a disease characterized by inadequate calcification of bone. It is most often caused by severe vitamin D deficiency. Osteomalacia in adults can lead to fractures and diffuse bone pain.

Keywords

Osteomalacia Fracture Vitamin D 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Madison VA Hospital, University of Wisconsin HospitalDepartment of Medicine, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public HealthMadisonUSA

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