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Hypophosphatemia

  • Definition

    Hypophosphatemia is a low level of phosphorus in the blood.


    Alternative Names

    Low blood phosphate; Phosphate - low


    Causes, incidence, and risk factors

    Many conditions may cause hypophosphatemia, including:

    • Alcoholism
    • Diarrhea (chronic)
    • Starvation
    • Vitamin D deficiency