Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Overview Incidence Symptoms Evaluation Treatment specialist Outlook Underlying Cause Types adult childhood infantile

Alkaline Phosphatase Decreased Evaluation

The evaluation of hypophosphatasia starts with a history and physical examination.

Physical findings in those with hypophosphatasia may include:

  • Bone deformities
  • Growth retardation
  • Tooth loss

Tests that may be used to evaluate hypophosphatasia include:

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Last Updated: Dec 16, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Alkaline Phosphatase Decreased References
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