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What zone of the physis is widened in rickets?
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The husband of a 22-year-old woman has hypophosphatemic rickets. The woman has no orthopaedic abnormalities, but she is concerned about her chances of having a child with the same disease. What should they be told regarding this disorder?
Their sons will have a 50% chance of having this X-linked dominant disorder.
All of their daughters will be carriers or will have this disorder.
They should be advised to not have any children as the risk of having boys with the disorder and girls who will be carriers is too hard for any parent.
As long as the woman does not carry the trait, the children will not be affected because the husband has the disease and this is an X-linked dominant disorder.
Their sons or daughters may be born with this disorder, but males are more severely affected.
Low serum phosphate and normal calcium levels are found in what common etiology of hereditary rickets?
Vitamin D-dependent, type I
Vitamin D-dependent, type II
Autosomal dominant hypophosphatemic
Jansen's metaphyseal chondrodysplasia
Loss of function in the 25(OH) vitamin D1-alpha hydroxylase gene causes which of the following diseases?
Vitamin D resistant rickets
Hereditary Vitamin D dependant rickets type I
Hereditary Vitamin D dependant rickets type II
Laboratory values of a normal serum calcium and parathyroid hormone can be found in which of the following disease states?
Type I vitamin D deficient rickets
Type II vitamin D deficient rickets
X-linked hypophosphatemic rickets
You are seeing a 4-year-old girl for leg deformities on a mission trip to Haiti. Clinical photograph and radiographs of her lower extremities and wrist are shown in Figures A-C. What laboratory studies would help confirm a nutritional deficiency as opposed to an X-linked genetic disorder as a cause of her condition?
Low serum phosphate, elevated alkaline phosphatase, elevated PTH
Low serum phosphate, elevated alkaline phosphatase, normal PTH
Low serum phosphate, elevated alkaline phosphatase, decreased PTH
Elevated serum phosphate, elevated alkaline phosphatase, elevated PTH
Elevated serum phosphate, decreased alkaline phosphatase, decreased PTH
The active form of vitamin-D (calcitriol) is produced by the enzyme 1-alpha-hydroxylase. What hormone activates this enzyme?
thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH)
parathyroid hormone (PTH)
Which of the following laboratory values would be consistent with nutritional rickets?
increased calcium level
increased phosphate level
decreased alkaline phosphatase level
increased vitamin D level
increased parathyroid hormone level