Hypophosphatemia is a low level of phosphorus in the blood.
Low blood phosphate; Phosphate - low
Various conditions may cause hypophosphatemia, including:
The outlook depends on the disease causing the condition.
Call your health care provider if you have muscle weakness or confusion.
Treating the cause of hypophosphatemia is needed to correct the phosphorous deficiency. Phosphate can be given by mouth or through a vein.
Yu ASL. Disorders of magnesium and phosphorous. In: Goldman L, Ausiello D, eds. Cecil Medicine. 23rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2007: chap 120.
Review Date: 10/10/2008
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