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J Korean Neurol Assoc. 1987 Dec;5(2):249-254. Korean. Case Report.
Shin GM , Yi SD , Park YC .
Department of Neurology, Keimyung University School of Medicine.
Abstract

Late onset hypophosphatemic ricket is a nonfamilial sporadic disease characterized by clinical manitestations of ricket and proximal muscle weakness in the adolescence or adulthood without previous history of ricket. The specific laboratory findings of this disease are hypophosphatemia and decreased tubular reabsorption of phosphate. We presented a 14 years old boy who complained bone pain and severe proximal muscle weakness simulating primary myopathy. He was proved late onset hypophosphatemic ricket and treated successfully by oral vitamine D and phosphate therapy.

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