Refractory Rickets in the Tropics

Sahay, M.; Sahay, R. K.
June 2010
Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism;Jun2010, Vol. 23 Issue 6, p597
Academic Journal
The article presents a study which examined the causes and treatment for refractory rickets among children in India. The symptoms found in the children were bony deformities, widened and irregular epiphyseal-metaphyseal junctions or evidence of bowing in long bones on X-rays. The details of urine examination and blood biochemistry done are presented. It notes that patients with renal tubular acidosis (RTA) were treated with bicarbonate. Chronic renal failure and hypophosphatemic rickets are some of the causes of refractory rickets.


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