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 414 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Novel PHEX gene mutations in patients with X-linked hypophosphatemic rickets: an analysis of 2 cases].
 

Author(s): Qing Ran, Feng Xiong, Min Zhu, Lei-Li Deng, Pei-Yun Lei, Yan-Hong Luo, Yan Zeng, Gao-Hui Zhu, Cui Song

Journal: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke Za Zhi. 2017 May;19(5):534-538.

 

To investigate PHEX gene mutations in 2 patients with X-linked hypophosphatemic rickets (XLH) and their families and to clarify the genetic etiology.

Last Updated: 16 May 2017

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A pediatric hypophosphatemic rickets on MRI, (99m)Tc-MDP bone scan and (18)F-FDG PET/CT.
 

Author(s): Changyun Xu, Chao Ma, Yongli Bai

Journal: Hell J Nucl Med. ;20(1):93-96.

 

We present a case of a 13 years old boy who was hospitalized with a 10 months history of progressive pain and weakness in his lower extremities. The laboratory tests revealed slightly decreased phosphate and 25-hydroxyvitamin D3, high alkaline phosphatase, normal calcium and parathyroid ...

Last Updated: 19 Mar 2017

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[Tenofovir-associated Fanconi`s syndrome and rickets in a HIV infected girl].
 

Author(s): Marcela Zúñiga, Armando Galindo, María Isabel Galaz, Maritza Vivanco, Patricio Romero, Paulina Balboa, Claudia Torrejón

Journal: Rev Chil Pediatr. 2017 Feb;88(1):148-152.

 

Tenofovir (TDF) is an inhibitor of reverse transcriptase nucleotide analogue, although it has good tolerability and high anti-retroviral activity, its effect on the kidney has been a concern.

Last Updated: 13 Mar 2017

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The terms "Rickets" returned 26 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

"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: 17 Nov 2016

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Global Consensus Recommendations on Prevention and Management of Nutritional Rickets.
 

Author(s): Craig F Munns, Nick Shaw, Mairead Kiely, Bonny L Specker, Tom D Thacher, Keiichi Ozono, Toshimi Michigami, Dov Tiosano, M Zulf Mughal, Outi Mäkitie, Lorna Ramos-Abad, Leanne Ward, Linda A DiMeglio, Navoda Atapattu, Hamilton Cassinelli, Christian Braegger, John M Pettifor, Anju Seth, Hafsatu Wasagu Idris, Vijayalakshmi Bhatia, Junfen Fu, Gail Goldberg, Lars Sävendahl, Rajesh Khadgawat, Pawel Pludowski, Jane Maddock, Elina Hyppönen, Abiola Oduwole, Emma Frew, Magda Aguiar, Ted Tulchinsky, Gary Butler, Wolfgang Högler

Journal: J. Clin. Endocrinol. Metab.. 2016 Feb;101(2):394-415.

 

Vitamin D and calcium deficiencies are common worldwide, causing nutritional rickets and osteomalacia, which have a major impact on health, growth, and development of infants, children, and adolescents; the consequences can be lethal or can last into adulthood. The goals of this evidence-based ...

Last Updated: 4 Feb 2016

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Hypophosphatemic rickets: revealing novel control points for phosphate homeostasis.
 

Author(s): Kenneth E White, Julia M Hum, Michael J Econs

Journal: Curr Osteoporos Rep. 2014 Sep;12(3):252-62.

 

Rapid and somewhat surprising advances have recently been made toward understanding the molecular mechanisms causing heritable disorders of hypophosphatemia. The results of clinical, genetic, and translational studies have interwoven novel concepts underlying the endocrine control ...

Last Updated: 13 Aug 2014

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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: 11 Aug 2017

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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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