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[Management of hypophosphatemia: a case report].

Authors
  • Huart, J
  • Dubois, B
  • Krzesinski, J M
  • Jouret, F
Type
Published Article
Journal
Revue médicale de Liège
Publication Date
Apr 01, 2015
Volume
70
Issue
4
Pages
163–168
Identifiers
PMID: 26054165
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Hypophosphatemia is defined by a serum phosphate level lower than 0.8 mmol/l. If hypophosphatemia is chronically maintained, it is associated with muscular, osteous, neurological or cardio-respiratory disorders. We describe a patient with isolated hypophosphatemia, detail the mechanisms of phosphate homeostasis, and envisage the differential diagnosis of hypophosphatemia. Furthermore, we propose a sequential decisional algorithm based on basic biological tests and few complementary investigations. Treatment options are reviewed.

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