Musculoskeletal toll ‘may start at 20’ in rare disease

Researchers say their study is the first to characterise X-linked hypophosphataemia over the lifespan
Reuters Health
X chromosome

Musculoskeletal problems can start as early as age 20 and gradually accumulate in adults with X-linked hypophosphataemia, a study shows.

The rare inherited disorder is characterised by low serum phosphate, leading to lifelong and progressive musculoskeletal problems.