ASSESS FAMILY HISTORY
XLH is a hereditary disorder. A detailed family history may help identify undiagnosed individuals.
WITH KNOWN FAMILY HISTORY OF XLH
XLH is inherited in an X-linked dominant pattern.2 In a family with a history of XLH, screen for other family members. This can help you identify previously undiagnosed individuals.
WITHOUT A KNOWN FAMILY HISTORY OF XLH
About 20% to 30% of XLH cases are spontaneous.3 Ask about his/her medical history of short stature, rickets, osteomalacia, osteoarthritis, and dental abscesses, which may indicate XLH.
GENETIC TESTING IS IMPORTANT TO CONFIRM A DIAGNOSIS OF XLH.
Learn more about a program offering no-charge genetic testing to eligible patients suspected of having hypophosphatemia.