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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

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Asked by Sowmya, Last updated: Dec 18, 2019

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John Adney

John Adney

Answered Jan 29, 2017

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
 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Oct 25, 2016

Osteoporosis
 

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