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

Nutritional rickets in Norway: a nationwide register-based cohort study.
 

Author(s): Haakon E Meyer, Kristina Skram, Ingvill Almås Berge, Ahmed A Madar, Hilde Johanne Bjørndalen

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Poor vitamin D status has been reported to be highly prevalent in many non-western immigrant groups living in Norway and other western countries. However, data on rickets are scarce, and the aim of the current study was to identify new cases of nutritional rickets in Norway in the ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Alopecia in patients with vitamin D-resistant rickets type-II.
 

Author(s): Karisa Farias Miksza, Fabiane Mulinari Brenner, Gabriel Martinez Andreola, Paula Hitomi Sakiyama

Journal: An Bras Dermatol. ;92(2):286-287.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Magnetic Resonance Imaging Features as Surrogate Markers of X-Linked Hypophosphatemic Rickets Activity.
 

Author(s): Marta Lempicki, Anya Rothenbuhler, Valérie Merzoug, Stéphanie Franchi-Abella, Catherine Chaussain, Catherine Adamsbaum, Agnès Linglart

Journal: Horm Res Paediatr. 2017 ;87(4):244-253.

 

X-linked hypophosphatemic rickets (XLH) is the most common form of inheritable rickets. Rickets treatment is monitored by assessing alkaline phosphatase (ALP) levels, clinical features, and radiographs. Our objectives were to describe the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) features ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Rickets" returned 23 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Nutritional Rickets and Osteomalacia in the Twenty-first Century: Revised Concepts, Public Health, and Prevention Strategies.
 

Author(s): Suma Uday, Wolfgang Högler

Journal: Curr Osteoporos Rep. 2017 08;15(4):293-302.

 

Nutritional rickets and osteomalacia are common in dark-skinned and migrant populations. Their global incidence is rising due to changing population demographics, failing prevention policies and missing implementation strategies. The calcium deprivation spectrum has hypocalcaemic ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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"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: 31 Dec 1969

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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: 31 Dec 1969

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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: 25 Jan 2018

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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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Study of People With Generalized Arterial Calcification of Infancy (GACI) or Autosomal Recessive Hypophosphatemic Rickets Type 2 (ARHR2)
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Generalized Arterial Calcification of Infancy; Autosomal Recessive Hypophosphatemic Rickets Type 2

 

Last Updated: 8 May 2018

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