Disease/Syndrome

Osteomalacia

Category

Chronic Poisoning

Acute/Chronic

Chronic

Synonyms

Itai-Itai

Biomedical References

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Comments

Osteomalacia is one of the adverse effects of chronic cadmium poisoning. Environmental cadmium poisoning from rice contaminated by mining runoff caused "Itai Itai" or "ouch ouch" disease in Japan in the 1970s. These patients, primarily middle aged women, suffered from osteomalacia and pseudofractures secondary to increased losses of urinary calcium and phosphorus. [ATSDR Case Studies # 10]

Latency/Incubation

Years to decades

Diagnostic

X-rays

ICD-9 Code

268.2

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