Rickets in a 6-year-old girl resulting in extreme deformities

Abbas, A. and Zaka-ur-rab, Z. (2017) Rickets in a 6-year-old girl resulting in extreme deformities. Paediatrics and International Child Health. pp. 1-3. ISSN 20469047

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Rickets remains endemic in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) and has re-emerged in high-income countries. Poverty, ignorance and poor healthcare in LMIC still contribute to development of the disease and, if untreated, its progression to severe forms. A 6-year-old girl from a poor background presented with malnutrition, anaemia, rachitic rosary and severe deformities of the upper and lower limbs owing to vitamin D deficiency. Although she responded well to treatment initially, some of the deformities required surgical intervention. Unfortunately, she was lost to follow-up.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: child health; malnutrition; Rickets; vitamin D
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Faculty of Medicine > J.N. Medical College
Depositing User: AMU Library
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2018 10:42
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2018 04:58
URI: http://ir.amu.ac.in/id/eprint/10979

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