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This was a photomicrograph of a section of bone, which had been extracted from an adult patient, who had been afflicted with osteomalacia. In this condition, osteoid is deposited in such a way as to border the trabeculae. This condition was caused by a vitamin D deficiency, which in turn negatively impacted intestinal calcium and phosphorus absorption.
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