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*Peak incidence between 3 and 18 months of age
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*Enlarged skull, joints of long bones, and rib cage
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*Curvature of the spine and femurs
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*Generalized muscle weakness
  
 
==Differential Diagnosis==
 
==Differential Diagnosis==

Revision as of 05:49, 13 January 2017

Background

  • Preventable condition in infants and children that is attributed to Vitamin D deficiency
  • Extreme deficiency leading to decrease bone mineralization in children, with or without hypocalcemia
  • Risk factors for Vitamin D deficiency in infants include:
    • Exclusive breastfed infants without vitamin D supplementation
    • Dark skin pigmentation
    • Maternal Vitamin D deficiency
      • In utero, 25-hydroxyvitamin D passes through the placenta to the infant

Clinical Features

  • Peak incidence between 3 and 18 months of age
  • Enlarged skull, joints of long bones, and rib cage
  • Curvature of the spine and femurs
  • Generalized muscle weakness

Differential Diagnosis

Evaluation

Management

Disposition

See Also

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