ALBRIGHT HEREDITARY OSTEODYSTROPHY & TREATMENT
Definition: What is "albright hereditary osteodystrophy"?
Albright hereditary osteodystrophy, otherwise known as Martin-Albright syndrome is generally a form of osteodystrophy. This is considered to be a very rare genetic disorder characterized as the body's failure t respond & recognize parathyroid hormone. This hormone is involved in taking control of phosphate & calcium in the blood vessel.
Symptoms & Signs
This disorder is characterized by the abnormal lack of renal responsiveness that would usually result to high serum phosphate & low serum calcium. Other related symptoms include round face & abnormally short neck, short stature, subcutaneous calcification & short hand bones.
Treatment: How to Treat "albright hereditary osteodystrophy"?
The treatment for Albright hereditary osteodystrophy include administering Vitamin D & calcium in order to effectively maintain high calcium levels in the body without the assistance of PTH.
Parathyroid hormone that is produced in the parathyroid glands that effectively help in regulating phosphate & calcium levels in the blood. This is a hereditary disorder passed on by genes.
Diagnosis for this medical disorder include abnormal gene testing, test to determine the level of serum calcium & serum phosphate & a CT scan & head MRI to check any characteristic differences. Patients may be asked to undergo urinary test in its response to the PTH challenge.