Rickets

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Rickets

Rickets is a condition that causes children to have soft, weak bones. It usually occurs when children do not get enough vitamin D, which helps growing bones absorb important nutrients. Vitamin D comes from sunlight and food. Skin produces vitamin D in response to the sun's rays. Some foods also contain vitamin D, including fortified dairy products and cereals, and some kinds of fish.
 

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Rickets" returned 421 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

X-linked vitamin D-resistant rickets: 12 years of follow-up.
 

Author(s): Ahmed Anas Guerboub, Souad Moussaoui, Jad Issouani, Yassine Errahali, Ghizlaine Belmejdoub

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Rickets are abnormalities of mineralization that can lead to bone fractures and deformities. Vitamin-resistant rickets is defined as any rickets not prevented by regular, early and prolonged administration of vitamin D and not cured by a sufficient total dose. The aim of our work ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Analysis of 2 novel mutations of PHEX gene inducing X-linked dominant hypophosphatemia rickets in 2 families: Two case reports.
 

Author(s): Yue Gao, Zhi-Min Wang, Xia-Lian Li

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Aug;97(31):e11453.

 

X-linked dominant hypophosphatemia rickets (XLH, OMIM 307800) is the most common hereditary hypophosphatemic rickets and characterized by growth retardation, skeletal malformations, dental dysplasia, spontaneous fractures and osteomalacia. PHEX gene was identified for XLH and novel ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Hypocalcaemia leading to supra ventricular tachycardia in a three-month old Sri Lankan infant with vitamin D deficient rickets: a case report
 

Author(s): M P Fernando, P J Perera, O J Muthukumarana, K Uyangoda

Journal: Ceylon Med J. 2017 12;62(4):242-43.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Rickets" returned 23 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Genetic Causes of Rickets.
 

Author(s): Sezer Acar, Korcan Demir, Yufei Shi

Journal: J Clin Res Pediatr Endocrinol. 2017 Dec;9(Suppl 2):88-105.

 

Rickets is a metabolic bone disease that develops as a result of inadequate mineralization of growing bone due to disruption of calcium, phosphorus and/or vitamin D metabolism. Nutritional rickets remains a significant child health problem in developing countries. In addition, several ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Nutritional Rickets and Osteomalacia in the Twenty-first Century: Revised Concepts, Public Health, and Prevention Strategies.
 

Author(s): Suma Uday, Wolfgang Högler

Journal: Curr Osteoporos Rep. 2017 08;15(4):293-302.

 

Nutritional rickets and osteomalacia are common in dark-skinned and migrant populations. Their global incidence is rising due to changing population demographics, failing prevention policies and missing implementation strategies. The calcium deprivation spectrum has hypocalcaemic ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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"English Disease": Historical Notes on Rickets, the Bone-Lung Link and Child Neglect Issues.
 

Author(s): Mingyong Zhang, Fan Shen, Anna Petryk, Jingfeng Tang, Xingzhen Chen, Consolato Sergi

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Nutritional or classical rickets (here labeled as "rickets") is a worldwide disease involving mostly infants and young children having inadequate sunlight exposure, often associated with a low dietary intake of Vitamin D. Rickets targets all layers of society independently of economic ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Rickets Device - Feasibility Study
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Rickets

 

Last Updated: 25 Jan 2018

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Iron Therapy for Autosomal Dominant Hypophosphatemic Rickets: A Pilot Project.
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Autosomal Dominant Hypophosphatemic Rickets

 

Last Updated: 9 Aug 2017

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Study of People With Generalized Arterial Calcification of Infancy (GACI) or Autosomal Recessive Hypophosphatemic Rickets Type 2 (ARHR2)
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Generalized Arterial Calcification of Infancy; Autosomal Recessive Hypophosphatemic Rickets Type 2

 

Last Updated: 14 Aug 2018

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