What is a common complication of his condition? A blood test is performed on a patient with chronic renal failure and it seem that the levels of phosphate and calcium are lowered. There also appears to be iron and aluminum deposition in the bones.
A. Osteopetrosis B. Osteoporosis C. Scurvy D. Osteomalacia E. Diabetes Mellitus
Vitamin D is involved with raising serum calcium and phosphate levels. If there is a deficiency in vitamin D, then serum levels of calcium and phosphate should decrease- which is seen in this patient. Therefore, I believe the correct answer is 4. Osteomalacia