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How is osteomalacia diagnosed?

Doctors use blood tests to measure the levels of vitamin D, calcium, and phosphate in the body. X-rays can help view the condition of the bones and the presence of any cracks or fractures. In some cases, your doctor may take a biopsy of bone tissue for further examination under a microscope.

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