All statements are true for the condition shown in the picture below except ?
A. Looser’s zone on X-ray.
B. Commoner in females.
C. Raised serum calcium.
D. Muscular weakness.
Ans:C. Raised Serum Calcium.
- Looser’s zone (pseudofractures) are radiolucent zones occurring at the sites of stress in osteomalacia , as seen in the picture above
- Osteomalacia is more common in women who live in “purdah” & lack exposure to sunlight.
- Serum calcium & phosphate is low & alkaline phosphatase is high
- Muscular weakness (The patient feels very weak. He may difficulty in climbing up & down the stairs).