Nutritional rickets without vitamin D deficiency in Bangladesh

P. Fischer
1999 Journal of Tropical Pediatrics  
To understand nutritional rickets in Bangladesh better, 14 rachitic and 13 'unaffected' children were evaluated. Seventy per cent of children with active rickets had no evidence of either vitamin D deficiency or familial rickets. Rickets in Bangladesh is probably related to calcium deficiency. Abnormalities in 'unaffected' children suggest that subclinical calcium insufficiency is common.
doi:10.1093/tropej/45.5.291 pmid:10584471 fatcat:xnhm7vrkvzbjrlhn3nxlpaxuca