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Post-Gastrectomy Osteomalacia Mimicking Rheumatologic Disorders: A Case Report

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      Osteomalacia is one of the post-gastrectomy complications resulting from the impaired absorption of vitamin D and calcium.1 Vitamin D deficiency or osteomalacia can be diagnosed by clinical, biochemical and radiographic parameters, and bone biopsy. The radiologic findings of “Looser zones” or pseudofractures aid in the diagnosis. Severe generalized pain, mimicking rheumatologic disorders is one of the features that maybe a presenting complaint of osteomalacia. We report a case of osteomalacia as a consequence of gastric by-pass surgery.

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      [1 ]Department of Endocrinology, University of Medicine 2, Yangon, Myanmar
      Journal
      Journal of the ASEAN Federation of Endocrine Societies
      JAFES
      Journal of the ASEAN Federation of Endocrine Societies (JAFES)
      08571074
      2308118X
      May 31 2016
      May 31 2016
      : 31
      : 1
      : 55-58
      10.15605/jafes.031.01.10
      © 2016

      CC BY 3.0

      Endocrinology & Diabetes, Medicine, Internal medicine

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