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Metabolic Bone Diseases

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All the following regarding fluorosis are right xcept: (AIIMS Nov 2010)



A Chief complaints are pain in the back joints associated with stiffness of spine and paresthesias in the limbs.

B The earliest sign of fluorosis is seen in the nails

C In advanced stages patient has spastic paraparesis

D X-ray of spine reveals increased density and calcification of posterior longitudinal ligaments

Ans. B

The earliest sign of fluorosis is seen in the nails

The earliest sign of fluorosis is seen in the teeth and the first to occur is the mottling of the enamel best seen in the incisors of the upper jaw. Later the teeth get eroded and fall off.

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