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Metabolic Bone Diseases

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Which of the following is a marker for hetero¬trophic bone marker? (AIIMS May 2011)



A Alk. Phosphatase
B Acid Phosphatase

C Serum Ca++
D Serum (P04)¬

Ans. A

Alk. Phosphatase

"Extra skeletal bone formation is a.k.a as heterotrophic bone formation. Alkaline Phospha­tase is the marker of bone formation and increased whenever there is increased osteoblastic activity"

S. Ca2+ and S. (PO4)3- may be normal or increased depending on the etiology.

Acid Phosphatase is found in prostatic secretions and is not related to bone pathology.

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