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Overview of Rickets and Vitamin D

Summary of Rickets and Vitamin D


Vitamin D deficiency is the cause of most rickets
Rate of rickets is usually < 0.1% of births, unless dark skin or breastfed
Rate of rickets has greatly increased with the drop in vitamin D levels during the past 40 years
400 IU can prevent/treat most rickets (Turkey gave vitamin D to EVERY child)
More than 400 IU may be needed
A low serum level of vitamin D does not indicate rickets
Rate of rickets in some countries varies from 10% to 70% (typically poor health overall)
Rickets was identified 400 years ago and treatments were determined 100 years ago
Rickets is strongly associated with severe breathing problems (weak ribs)
Bowed legs is not the primary indication of rickets (3 other indications of rickets are seen more often)

Rickets category has 108 items


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Shaken Baby Syndrome - Movie April 2016

http://www.thesyndromefilm.com/
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Breathing

History

Turkey

Mongolia

Other countries

Rickets - World

  • Nutritional rickets around the world: an update - 2016
    PDF is available free at Sci-Hub   10.1080/20469047.2016.1248170
    Nigeria 1 in 170; Gambia 1 in 70; Bangladesh 1 in 12

Recent Increase

Prevention and treatment

Shaken-baby syndrome

Associated with Dark skin and breastfed

Animals

Rickets Other

How much Vitamin D needed to stop rickets

Other Vitamin D


PDF Re-emerging Nutriional Rickets - 2005, is attached at the bottom of this page

PDF Rickets in Children is attached at the bottom of this page

PDF History of Rickets before the discovery of vitamin D (Jan 2014) is attached at the bottom of this page
Treating rickets by having children on a veranda - 1923
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PDF Good Seminar on Rickets - Lancet May 2014 is attached at the bottom of this page
Need 400 IU


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Forensic Science, Medicine, and Pathology, January 2015, $40 for PDF
Results
In the case of rickets, there was marked architectural disorganization of endochondral ossification at the costochondral junctions and growth plates of long bones. The child abuse-related fractures showed osteochondral callus at different stages of healing, either centered on a discrete fracture line or at metaphyses (e.g. classical metaphyseal lesions). In many instances, the healing fractures disrupted the line of endochondral ossification. In none of the child abuse-related fractures was there any similarity to the histologic appearance of rickets.
Conclusion
The maturation disturbance in the growth plate that occurs in rickets is a distinctive entity that cannot be confused histologically with healing fractures, including the classical metaphyseal lesion.
Includes 20 references - free


Vitamin D Status in Abused and Nonabused Children Younger Than 2 Years Old With Fractures - 2011

 Download the PDF from VitaminDWiki


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In some regions late-onset Rickets may be due to low Calcium

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10290 Rickets around the world.pdf admin 04 Aug, 2018 15:14 470.57 Kb 16
10289 Nutritional rickets - deficiency of vitamin D, calcium, or both.pdf admin 04 Aug, 2018 14:00 51.54 Kb 20
8518 Rickets 2003.pdf PDF 2003 admin 07 Oct, 2017 10:01 311.07 Kb 100
8517 Rickets 2003.jpg admin 07 Oct, 2017 09:56 73.07 Kb 1687
6824 Disorders in Vitamin D Action 2014.pdf PDF admin 23 Jun, 2016 16:38 917.83 Kb 873
6568 SBS movie.jpg admin 20 Apr, 2016 09:44 10.97 Kb 3648
6125 Vitamin D nonabused 2011.pdf PDF admin 31 Oct, 2015 16:29 327.30 Kb 871
4571 A Critical Review - traumatic vs metabolic.pdf PDF admin 11 Nov, 2014 16:45 2.37 Mb 1942
4163 Rickets top 20.jpg admin 22 Jul, 2014 01:30 56.47 Kb 8412
3926 Rickets Lancet F3.jpg admin 20 May, 2014 11:49 94.84 Kb 11308
3925 Rickets Lancet.jpg admin 20 May, 2014 11:49 61.62 Kb 12169
3924 Rickets Lancet May 2014.pdf PDF 2014 admin 20 May, 2014 11:41 554.15 Kb 1531
3857 ricketsinchildren- April 3.pdf admin 29 Apr, 2014 16:07 1.22 Mb 1664
3503 Rickets veranda.jpg admin 10 Jan, 2014 00:38 38.56 Kb 9042
3502 Rickets before vitamin D.pdf PDF - 2014 admin 10 Jan, 2014 00:33 1.70 Mb 1468
3486 Vitamin D within 3 days to prevent rickets.pdf PDF - 2013 admin 07 Jan, 2014 11:03 454.26 Kb 1436
3165 ricketsbone big.jpg admin 24 Oct, 2013 10:19 50.06 Kb 168795
3164 ricketsbone.jpg admin 24 Oct, 2013 10:13 21.01 Kb 1768
2770 Reemerging Nutrional Rickets.pdf PDF admin 11 Jul, 2013 00:26 213.91 Kb 1843
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