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Endocrinol Metab Clin North Am. 2005 Sep;34(3):537-53, vii.

Rickets and vitamin D deficiency in children and adolescents.

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  • 1Department of Paediatrics, Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, Soweto 2013, South Africa.


This article discusses the pathogenesis, epidemiology, prevention, and treatment of nutritional rickets in children, highlighting the roles of exclusive breastfeeding and low dietary calcium intakes in its pathogenesis. The worldwide nature of the problem is described. Preventive strategies are discussed, and various treatment options are provided.

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