An interesting case of osteomalacia due to antacid use associated with stainable bone aluminum in a patient with normal renal function.

@article{Woodson1998AnIC,
  title={An interesting case of osteomalacia due to antacid use associated with stainable bone aluminum in a patient with normal renal function.},
  author={Grattan C. Woodson},
  journal={Bone},
  year={1998},
  volume={22 6},
  pages={
          695-8
        }
}
Antacids containing aluminum and magnesium hydroxide are widely used nonprescription agents for treatment of gastritis and peptic ulcer disease. One of the side effects of these antacids is that they bind phosphate in the gut, resulting in its malabsorption. Short-term use, consistent with the directions on the manufacturer's label, is safe and effective for most patients. Heavy chronic use, even when within label, can cause serious skeletal impairment. This report concerns the case of a 39… CONTINUE READING

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