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Calcitonin May Be an Effective Treatment for a Heritable Form of Rickets

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September 2011Calcitonin May Be An Effective Treatment for a Heritable Form of Rickets

An important advance in the understanding of X-linked hypophosphatemia (XLH)—the most common heritable form of rickets—has led NIAMS-supported scientists to a potential treatment for a disorder in which low levels of phosphate lead to bone and tooth abnormalities.

In a pilot study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, scientists at the Yale University School of Medicine found that a single...

September 2011Calcitonin May Be An Effective Treatment for a Heritable Form of Rickets

An important advance in the understanding of X-linked hypophosphatemia (XLH)—the most common heritable form of rickets—has led NIAMS-supported...