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Transcript of Osteomalacia
What is the Osteomalacia?
Osteomalacia is softening of the bones, typically thorough a deficiency of vitamin D.
Vitamin D absorbs calcium and phosphorus to keep bones from becoming weak.
Lack of vitamin D, calcium and phosphorus causes bones to become soft and flexible.
Lack of these minerals is what leads to Osteomalacia
Osteomalacia is most common in black women.
Is found in adults, Rickets which is mostly found in children is very similar to Osteomalacia.
By: Taylor and Marrissa
1916 in Germany medical research pediatrician and scientist, Kurt Huldschinsky, discovered Osteomalacia.
He discovered that some patients have a low intake of vitamin D, and exposing them to an ultra-violet light or the sun works as a recovery method, also supplementing dairy products in their diet will too.
Osteomalacia is not viral nor bacterial but is genetic.
Who does it effect? What age?
Signs of Osteomalacia include:
Bone pain or tenderness
Deformity or curvature of the spine
Osteomalacia affects long bones
Photo of Irradiation of German children with quartz-mercury vapor lamps
Treatment for Osteomalacia includes wearing braces, exposure to sun, or in sever cases surgery