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Albright's syndrome - explain?

Please supply some general information on Albright’s syndrome?

Albright’s syndrome is also known as “polyostotic fibrous dysplasia”. The condition is characterised by hypocalcaemia (reduced calcium levels) and hyperphosphataemia (excess phosphate levels). This results in abnormal bone development with cyst formation within the bones. It affects several areas of the skeleton and can be accompanied by skin pigmentation and abnormalities of the endocrine glands. Some people with this disorder may also exhibit brachydactyly (short metacarpal bones in the hands), obesity, precocious sexual development and short stature.