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aetiology of phosphate deficiency

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Causes include:

  • reduced intake - chronic use of antacids such as aluminium hydroxide which causes excess binding of dietary phosphate
  • increased loss:
    • vitamin D resistant rickets - X-linked hypophosphataemia
    • Fanconi's syndrome
    • tumour induced - impaired renal conversion of 25(OH)D3 into calcitriol and phosphate wasting

Last reviewed 01/2018

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