[Deficiency rickets in older children. Apropos of 2 cases]

Pediatrie. 1983 Oct-Nov;38(7):485-90.
[Article in French]


Typical rickets were observed in a 13 year old Turkish girl and in a 14 year old Moroccan girl. Hypocalcaemia was present in one case. Symptoms have easily regressed with vitamin D2. Seric 25 OH D3 was very low; seric 1-25 OH D3 was normal before treatment and increased very much with vitamin D. In the second case vitamin D deficiency was familial. Study of 15 immigrant children living in or near Saint-Etienne has shown low seric concentrations of 25 OH D3 in 9 (8 undetectable).

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Female
  • France
  • Humans
  • Rickets / blood
  • Rickets / etiology*
  • Transients and Migrants
  • Vitamin D / blood
  • Vitamin D / therapeutic use
  • Vitamin D Deficiency / complications*


  • Vitamin D