Rickets

22/06/2013 by admin | Rheumatology
  1. Impaired mineralization of skeleton in childhood.

 

3 congenital causes:

  1. Hypophoshatemic rickets (X-linked)
  2. Congenital 1a-hydroxylase deficiency
  3. Congenital vitamin D resistance.

 

P/c: Causes bone pain, deformities, muscle weakness and growth retardation as well as the increased fracture risk.

Tx:

 

  1. The treatment and prevention of rickets is known as antirachitic.
  2. Increasing dietary intake of calcium, phosphates and vitamin D.
  3. Exposure to UVB light, cod liver oil, halibut-liver oil, and viosterol are all sources of vitamin D. 
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