Your QuestionMy son has hypophosphatemic rickets and frequently develops abscesses in his mouth. Our doctor believes this is due to the weakened bones caused by this condition. Can you give me more information on this?
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- What is the long-term outlook for people with hypophosphatemic rickets?
- What is hypophosphatemic rickets?
- What are the signs and symptoms of hypophosphatemic rickets?
- Can hypophosphatemic rickets lead to frequent dental abscesses?
- How might the dental features of hypophosphatemic rickets be managed?
- Where can I learn more about the dental issues faced by individuals with hypophosphatemic rickets?
If the condition is not treated (especially while children are growing), skeletal deformities may be permanent.
You can find relevant journal articles on dental abcesses in patients with hypophosphatemic rickets through a service called PubMed, a searchable database of medical literature. Information on finding an article and its title, authors, and publishing details is listed here. Some articles are available as a complete document, while information on other studies is available as a summary abstract. To obtain the full article, contact a medical/university library (or your local library for interlibrary loan), or order it online using the following link. Using "hypophosphatemic rickets AND abscesses" as your search term should locate articles. To narrow your search, click on the “Limits” tab under the search box and specify your criteria for locating more relevant articles. Click here to view a search.
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) Web site has a page for locating libraries in your area that can provide direct access to these journals (print or online). The Web page also describes how you can get these articles through interlibrary loan and Loansome Doc (an NLM document-ordering service). You can access this page at the following link http://nnlm.gov/members/. You can also contact the NLM toll-free at 888-346-3656 to locate libraries in your area.
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