Box 5.28Clinical features of vitamin D deficiency

Childhood

  • Rickets
    • Bony deformity e.g. bowing of long bones Image dclcc1.jpg , widening of cartilage at growth plate Image dclcc2.jpg
    • Bone pain
    • Weakness
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Marked bowing of legs

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Epiphyseal widening at wrists

Adulthood

  • Osteomalacia
    • Bone pains
    • Proximal myopathy
    • Fractures e.g. through Looser's zones 3
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Arrows show Looser's zone on tibia

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From: Chapter 5, The parathyroid glands and vitamin D

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Endocrinology: An Integrated Approach.
Nussey S, Whitehead S.
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