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How to know if I have osteomalacia from vitamin deficiency?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Several things

Urine and blood test show abnormal levels of vita D.
X-ray. Slight cracks in your bones that are visible on X-rays — called Looser transformation zones — are a characteristic feature of people with osteomalacia. And sometimes we need a bone biopsy to find out.

In brief: Several things

Urine and blood test show abnormal levels of vita D.
X-ray. Slight cracks in your bones that are visible on X-rays — called Looser transformation zones — are a characteristic feature of people with osteomalacia. And sometimes we need a bone biopsy to find out.
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