31 patients (17 males and 14 females) were studied
Clinical renal osteodystrophy, taken as bone tenderness
with restricted joint movements, was found in
21(67.7%) patients and there was no difference
between the two sexes. Clinical renal osteodystrophy
was found among all the ago groups studied (15
to 50 years)® Pain in the lumbar and long bones were
a-RTong the most frequent and consistent early complaint^.
Serial skeletal x-rays r_taken-, were all reported normal.
The mean duration of illness of patients with clinical
renal osteodystrophy was 36.5 ± 13»9 months and this was
found to be significant (.O1^P< .025). Biochemical
renal osteodystrophy, taken as raised sei'um alkaline r
phosphatase (mean 182.4 + 39*1 mmo1/1) and serum
inorganic phosphate (mean 3*36 ± 1.25tnmol/l) , was found
in l8 (58.1?o) of 31 patients. There was significant
correlation between creatinine clearance (mean 10.29±
15.1ml/min) and biochemical renal osteodystrophy
(P .01) .