osteitis fibrosa cystica


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osteitis fibrosa cystica

[‚ä·stē′īd·əs ′fī·brō·sə ′sis·tə·kə]
(medicine)
Generalized skeletal demineralization due to an increased rate of bone destruction resulting from hyperparathyroidism. Also known as Engel-Recklinghausen disease; osteitis fibrosa generalisata.
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Other potential etiologies that may affect the response to Epoetin alfa and should be considered when a patient is being assessed for hyporesponse include infection, inflammation, malignant processes, occult blood loss, underlying hematologic diseases, vitamin deficiencies, hemolysis, aluminum intoxication, osteitis fibrosa cystica, and pure red cell aplasia.
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