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renal osteodystrophy

Decalcification of bone or abnormal bone development due to chronic kidney diseases, in which 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 synthesis by the kidneys is impaired, leading to reduced negative feedback on parathyroid hormone. The resulting secondary hyperparathyroidism eventually leads to bone disorders.
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  • renal rickets
  • kidney rickets
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