Which physical findings are characteristic of hypophosphatemic rickets?

Updated: May 18, 2020
  • Author: James CM Chan, MD; Chief Editor: Sasigarn A Bowden, MD  more...
  • Print

Affected newborns have normal weight, but infants may show growth retardation. Intellectual development is unaffected. Widened joint spaces and flaring at the knees may become apparent in children by their first birthday, particularly in boys. When a child begins to stand and walk, bowing of the weight-bearing long bones quickly becomes clinically evident. Dentition may be absent or delayed in very young children; older children may experience multiple dental abscesses.

Did this answer your question?
Additional feedback? (Optional)
Thank you for your feedback!