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10-year case review of nutritional rickets in Children's Hospital of Michigan.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18192641     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Nutritional rickets has been on the rise in the United States. A chart review of patients with nutritional rickets from April 1995 to May 2005 was performed. Fifty-eight subjects were studied (62% males, 38% females, with an age range between 2 and 132 months). Of the subjects, 81% were African Americans and 14% were Arabic; 33% were Christians and 19% were Muslims. An increasing number of cases of nutritional rickets have been noted since 2000. Seventy-nine percent of patients with nutritional rickets presented at the emergency department, and in 69% of the cases, rickets was an incidental finding; 96% of patients were exclusively breast-fed, and none received multivitamin supplements. 25-OH vitamin D levels were below 5 ng/mL in 42% of the patients, all of whom were African Americans. We could document complete resolution of nutritional rickets in only 8 patients, and 3 of these patients showed sequelae of rickets.
Judith P Lazol; Nedim Cakan; Deepak Kamat
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2008-01-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical pediatrics     Volume:  47     ISSN:  0009-9228     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Pediatr (Phila)     Publication Date:  2008 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-04-21     Completed Date:  2008-07-23     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372606     Medline TA:  Clin Pediatr (Phila)     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  379-84     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Pittsburgh Children's Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Breast Feeding / adverse effects
Child, Preschool
Dietary Supplements
Hospitals, Pediatric / statistics & numerical data*
Hydroxycholecalciferols / blood
Michigan / epidemiology
Patients / statistics & numerical data
Rickets / drug therapy,  epidemiology,  etiology*
Vitamin D / administration & dosage,  therapeutic use
Vitamin D Deficiency / complications*
Vitamins / administration & dosage,  therapeutic use
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Hydroxycholecalciferols; 0/Vitamins; 1406-16-2/Vitamin D

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