hrp0082fclb6 | Late Breaking Abstracts | ESPE2014

Global Consensus Recommendations on Prevention and Management of Nutritional Rickets

Munns Craig , Shaw Nick , Kiely Mairead , Specker Bonny , Thacher Thomas , Hogler Wolfgang

Background: Vitamin D and/or calcium deficiency are very common in many areas worldwide, causing nutritional rickets, osteomalacia, hypocalcaemic seizures, cardiomyopathy, and muscle weakness. Nutritional rickets is defined as impaired mineralization at the growth plate. Untreated rickets leads to bone deformity, disability, obstructed labor, and reduced quality of life. The prevalence of nutritional rickets is increasing globally.Objective and methods: ...