Clinical aspects and causes of rickets in a Kenyan population.
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Twenty nine patients with rickets were studied in a one year period. The majority of patients (17/29) were below 2 years of age. Most of them had nutritional rickets resulting from a combination of factors. Premature delivery, nonexposure to sunlight, nutritional marasmus and inappropriate dietary intake. Some had familial hypophosphataemic rickets, others had renal tubular acidosis while the rest had rickets with a familial tendency. Both the previous hospital records and the present study indicate that rickets is a persistent problem in children in the community and should be suspected in children who present with features of failure to thrive, among other conditions
CitationClinical aspects and causes of rickets in a Kenyan population. Nyakundi PM, Kinuthia DW, Orinda DA. East Afr Med J. 1994 Aug;71(8):536-42.
Kenya Medical Research Institute, Clinical Research Centre, Nairobi.