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abnormal softening of bones caused by deficiencies of phosphorus or calcium or vitamin D

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Studies also suggest that the biochemical abnormalities consequent on the elevation of FGF23 concentrations (and not the direct effect of DMP1 deficiency) are mainly responsible for the growth plate and diffuse osteomalacic lesions seen in ARHR.
The skeletal fluorosis in these patients was the osteomalacic variety of the disease, in which the bones become softened and weak.
The negative correlation (p < 0.001; Figure 1) of serum vitamin D with serum ALP in the study subjects indicating an osteomalacic effect on bone and the higher level of total alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activity in female garment workers indicated that bone turnover was increased in these groups.
Therefore, in vitamin D deficiency not only bone mineral density but also the other systems, including muscle function, are affected and an entity called osteomalacic myopathy takes place.
[20] Yoshikawa S, Nakamura T, Tanabe H, Imamura T (1979) Osteomalacic myopathy.