DISEASES

Disease-gene associations mined from literature

Human genes for hypophosphatemia

Hypophosphatemia [DOID:0050336]

Hypophosphatemia is an electrolyte disturbance in which there is an abnormally low level of phosphate in the blood. The condition has many causes, but is most commonly seen when malnourished patients (especially chronic alcoholics) are given large amounts of carbohydrates, which creates a high phosphorus demand by cells, removing phosphate from the blood (refeeding syndrome).

Synonyms:  hypophosphatemia,  DOID:0050336