What is osteitis fibrosa and how does it relate to chronic kidney disease (CKD)?

Updated: Jul 21, 2021
  • Author: Pradeep Arora, MD; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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If serum levels of PTH remain elevated, a high ̶ bone turnover lesion, known as osteitis fibrosa, develops. This is one of several bone lesions, which as a group are commonly known as renal osteodystrophy and which develop in patients with severe CKD. Osteitis fibrosa is common in patients with ESRD.


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