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Title: Rickets due to dietary calcium deficiency
Authors: Legius, Eric
Proesmans, Willem
Eggermont, Ephrem
Lombaerts, Rita
Bouillon, Roger
Smet, M #
Issue Date: Nov-1989
Series Title: European Journal of Pediatrics. vol:148 issue:8 pages:784-5
Abstract: Three children, aged 15-18 months were referred because of clinical, radiological and biochemical manifestations of rickets. Serum 25-hydroxycholecalciferol (25-OH-D3) values were within the normal range but 1,25-dihydroxychole-calciferol (1,25-diOH-D3) levels were markedly elevated. All signs and symptoms could be explained by dietary calcium deficiency. They all received the commercial Soya-drink - not adapted for infants - as their main source of nutrition for at least 6 months. Soya-drink has an extremely low calcium content. It should be remembered that defective calcium intake causes severe bone lesions and rickets in children in spite of adequate vitamin D supply.
ISSN: 0340-6199
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Clinical Genetics Section (-)
Faculty of Medicine - miscellaneous
Clinical and Experimental Endocrinology
Laboratory of Pediatric Immunology
Department of Human Genetics - miscellaneous
# (joint) last author

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