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13 Possible Causes for Genu Valgum, Malnutrition, Some Patients May Be Clinically Asymptomatic

  • Vitamin D Deficiency

    It is imperative to consider that some patients, such as our patient described in this report, may be previously asymptomatic clinically and on the basis of laboratory findings[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Protein-energy malnutrition is likely to be associated with vitamin D intake deficiency.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] However, severe vitamin D deficiency may manifest as rickets with the below clinical features: Bony Signs - Swelling of wrists and ankles - Leg deformities (genu varum or[starship.org.nz]

  • Osteomalacia

    The absence of short stature and lower limb deformities in some of these patients suggest a not so intense hypophosphatemia during infancy and childhood (53).[scielo.br] […] western world, since avitaminosis D, the commonest cause of the disease, is thought to occur only in regions where exposure to sunshine is scarce and dietary deficiency and malnutrition[annals.org] Bowing of the legs (genu varum) is typical, but knock knees (genu valgum) can also occur.[patient.info]

  • Hypophosphatemia

    The absence of short stature and lower limb deformities in some of these patients suggest a not so intense hypophosphatemia during infancy and childhood (53).[scielo.br] Hypophosphatemia is a seldom but potentially fatal complication of the nutritional recovery or refeeding syndrome in patients with protein-calorie malnutrition or starvation[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] In infants and children, the signs and symptoms include: Abnormal "waddling" walk due to knock-knees (genu valgum) or bowed legs (genu varum) Thick wrists Ribs of the chest[dovemed.com]

  • Primary Hyperparathyroidism

    It is imperative to consider that some patients, such as our patient described in this report, may be previously asymptomatic clinically and on the basis of laboratory findings[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] ) 2,5 parathyroid carcinoma (1-5%) 4,5 secondary hyperparathyroidism caused by chronic hypocalcemia with renal osteodystrophy being the most common cause (others include malnutrition[radiopaedia.org] On examination she had bilateral genu valgum.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Reis-Bucklers Corneal Dystrophy

    In some cases, clinical findings may mimic corneal intraepithelial dysplasia, and removed material should be submitted for histology.[entokey.com] Systemic diseases which may predispose to this condition include: Diabetes Junctional epidermolysis bullosa Alport's syndrome Münchhausen's syndrome Malnutrition Drugs associated[patient.info] The disease has been linked with hypercholesterolemia, hyperlipidemia and genu valgum in some patients (2,5,9,10).[webeye.ophth.uiowa.edu]

  • Congenital Absence of Ductus Arteriosus

    , some of these anomalies may lead to various clinical symptoms such as recurrent abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting.[synapse.koreamed.org] On examination, the boy was found to have pallor, acidotic breathing and features of malnutrition with reduced muscle mass.[sjkdt.org] : valgum varum Rudimentary patella Excl.: congenital: dislocation of knee (Q68.2) genu recurvatum (Q68.2) nail patella syndrome (Q87.2) Q74.2 Other congenital malformations[embryology.med.unsw.edu.au]

  • Beta-Ureidopropionase Deficiency

    The clinical phenotypes of this condition are variable; some patients were asymptomatic while some may present with developmental delay or autistic features.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] It has also been suggested that biotin deficiency is associated with protein malnutrition, and that marginal biotin deficiency in pregnant women may be teratogenic.[smpdb.ca] valgum Spondylometaphyseal dysplasia, 'corner fracture' type Spondylometaphyseal dysplasia, Algerian type Spondylometaphyseal dysplasia, Kozlowski type Spondylometaphyseal[csbg.cnb.csic.es]

  • Familial Candidiasis Type 2

    These periods of remission may last for days, months or years. 1,2,4,9 Clinical presentation The majority of the patients are asymptomatic but some patients complain of pain[ispub.com] Other conditions associated with an increased incidence of Candida esophagitis include esophageal stasis, alcoholism, malnutrition, and advanced age.[gastrointestinalatlas.com] Mental retardation, ectopia lentis, sparse blond hair, genu valgum, failure to thrive, thromboembolic episodes, fatty changes of liver.[kumc.edu]

  • Glycogen Storage Disease due to Aldolase A Deficiency

    Related to Increased sarcoplasmic Ca Myalgia Myoglobinuria : Some patients; With intense exercise Strength: Normal Clinical course: Benign Treatment: Dantrolene may reduce[neuromuscular.wustl.edu] .: Malnutrition in infancy and childhood with special reference to kwashiorkor. ‎[books.google.es] Mental retardation, ectopia lentis, sparse blond hair, genu valgum, failure to thrive, thromboembolic episodes, fatty changes of liver.[kumc.edu]

  • Genochondromatosis Type 1

    Usually asymptomatic, sometimes patients may present with pathological fractures.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The reasons for these nonunions could be multifactorial including traumatic corticotomy, instability of the frame, initial diastasis, too rapid distraction, infection, malnutrition[jlimblengthrecon.org] valgum (includes Schmidt and Algerian Types) AD 15.[gamuts.isradiology.org]

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