The efficacy and safety of burosumab in two patients with cutaneous skeletal hypophosphatemia syndrome

Jeffrey Sugarman, Ann Maruri, Dale J. Hamilton, Laila Tabatabai, Diana Luca, Tricia Cimms, Stan Krolczyk, Mary Scott Roberts, Thomas O. Carpenter

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Cutaneous skeletal hypophosphatemia syndrome (CSHS) is an ultra-rare mosaic disorder manifesting as skeletal dysplasia and FGF23-mediated hypophosphatemia, with some experiencing extra-osseous/extra-cutaneous manifestations, including both benign and malignant neoplasms. Like other disorders of FGF23-mediated hypophosphatemia including X-linked hypophosphatemia (XLH) and tumor-induced osteomalacia (TIO), patients with CSHS have low serum phosphorus and active 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D levels. Current treatment options for patients with CSHS include multiple daily doses of oral phosphorus and one or more daily doses of active vitamin D analog to correct the deficits. Recently, the fully human monoclonal antibody against FGF23 burosumab received US approval for the treatment of XLH and TIO, two rare diseases characterized by FGF23-mediated hypophosphatemia leading to rickets and osteomalacia. Given the similarities between the pathobiologies of these disorders and CSHS, we investigated the impact of burosumab on two patients, one pediatric and one adult, with CSHS who participated in separate, but similarly designed trials. In both the pediatric and adult patients, burosumab therapy was well-tolerated and contributed to clinically meaningful improvements in disease outcomes including normalization of phosphorus metabolism and markers of bone health, and improvements in skeletal abnormalities, fractures, and physical function. Reported adverse events were minimal, with only mild injection site reactions attributed to burosumab therapy. Together, these findings suggest that burosumab therapy is a promising therapeutic option for patients with CSHS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number116598
Pages (from-to)116598
StatePublished - Jan 2023


  • Burosumab
  • Cutaneous skeletal hypophosphatemia syndrome
  • Epidermal nevus syndrome
  • FGF23
  • Hypophosphatemia/drug therapy
  • Familial Hypophosphatemic Rickets/complications
  • Humans
  • Antibodies, Monoclonal, Humanized/therapeutic use
  • Phosphorus
  • Osteomalacia/drug therapy
  • Fibroblast Growth Factors/metabolism
  • Adult
  • Child

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Histology


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