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Albright hereditary osteodystrophy

Albright hereditary osteodystrophy Causes

Parathyroid hormone that is produced in the parathyroid glands that effectively help in regulating phosphate and calcium levels in the blood. This is a hereditary disorder passed on by genes.

Albright hereditary osteodystrophy Definition

Albright hereditary osteodystrophy, otherwise known as Martin-Albright syndrome is generally a form of osteodystrophy. This is considered to be a very rare genetic disorder characterized as the body's failure t respond and recognize parathyroid hormone. This hormone is involved in taking control of phosphate and calcium in the blood vessel.

Albright hereditary osteodystrophy Diagnosis

Diagnosis for this medical disorder include abnormal gene testing, test to determine the level of serum calcium and serum phosphate, and a CT scan and head MRI to check any characteristic differences. Patients may be asked to undergo urinary test in its response to the PTH challenge.

Albright hereditary osteodystrophy Symptoms and Signs

This disorder is characterized by the abnormal lack of renal responsiveness that would usually result to high serum phosphate and low serum calcium. Other related symptoms include round face and abnormally short neck, short stature, subcutaneous calcification and short hand bones.

Albright hereditary osteodystrophy Treatment

The treatment for Albright hereditary osteodystrophy include administering Vitamin D and calcium in order to effectively maintain high calcium levels in the body without the assistance of PTH.

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