Secondary prevention of vitamin D-deficiency rickets.

Jean T. Spence, Janet Rose Serwint

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Reports of vitamin D-deficiency rickets and its associated morbidity continue among inadequately supplemented, dark-skinned breastfed infants. Despite the new vitamin D dietary guidelines, there remain significant numbers of unsupplemented breastfed infants. Here we report a case of subclinical vitamin D-deficiency rickets. This patient had biochemical and radiographic but not clinical evidence for rickets. We propose a new step of screening high-risk infants for subclinical rickets using wrist films paired with 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Issue number1 Pt 1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2004


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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