Maggio 2011 - Volume XXX - numero 5
Clinica Pediatrica, IRCCS “Burlo Garofolo”, Università di Trieste
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Key words: Rickets, Nutritional deficiency, Vitamin D implementation therapy, Rules of thumbs
This work describes the case of a 5-year-old girl who started showing clinical features typical of rickets at the age of 2. Nutritional deficiency rickets was diagnosed although vitamin D implementation therapy did not sort any improving effect. A presentation of rickets in the 2nd year of life should suggest a rarer cause of the disorder than deficiency. Our case suggests considering a complete review of the differential diagnosis when in doubt and allows us to learn the “rules of thumbs” and to understand the basis of therapy.
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