Four Cases of X-Linked Hypophosphatemic Rickets, Clinical Description and Genetic Testing


One of the major causes of congenital hypophosphatemic rickets is the X-linked hypophosphatemic rickets (XHR), due to a defect on PHEX gene. The XHR increases the renal elimination of phosphate, that condition leads a defective mineralization of bones and also affects the growth in children. Clinical diagnosis should be suspected in children with signs of rickets and hypophosphatemia with normal calcium levels. We describe clinical characteristics and genetic results of four patients diagnosed and treated in our Nephrology Section. All patients have a de novo XHR as none familiars are affected. Early diagnosis should be suspected before the bone deformities have been submitted and the growth would have been impaired.

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Vila-Pérez, D. , Marín-del-Barrio, S. , Vila-Cots, J. , Camacho-Díaz, J. , Morey, M. and Loidi, L. (2014) Four Cases of X-Linked Hypophosphatemic Rickets, Clinical Description and Genetic Testing. Open Journal of Genetics, 4, 40-45. doi: 10.4236/ojgen.2014.41006.

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