Nutritional Rickets in Three Years Old Boy: A Case Report

Authors

  • Imran Department of Zoology, Hazara University Mansehra, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.
  • Wali Khan Department of Zoology, University of Malakand Dir (Lower) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.
  • Sardar Azhar Mehmood Department of Zoology, Hazara University Mansehra, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.
  • Shabir Ahmed Department of Zoology, Hazara University Mansehra, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.
  • Ikram Khan Department of Botany, Govt Degree College Samar Bagh, Dir (Lower) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.

Keywords:

Nutrition, rickets, vitamin D, public health.

Abstract

Rickets is a severe vitamin D deficient disorder mostly of developing countries due to the least exposure to sunlight and poor nutrition. Rickets causes inappropriate absorption of phosphorus and calcium. It retards growth; alters phosphorus, calcium, and vitamin D metabolism and causes the bony manifestation of the patient. We describe the clinical course severe vitamin D deficiency in a boy of three years with cold and dry cough sweats on the forehead at night and can’t walk and stand. Multi-disciplinary physical, laboratory, and clinical analysis; the child was diagnosed as nutritional rickets with fever and respiratory infection. Treatment with proper exposure to sunlight vitamin supplements and adequate nutrition is directed. Rickets is a worldwide public health problem that arises due to vitamin D and calcium deficiency found more in children than adults. Early diagnosis of rickets in humans provides the optimal and proper treatment for saving a patient’s life.

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Published

2020-07-31

How to Cite

Imran, Khan, W., Mehmood, S. A., Ahmed, S., & Khan, I. (2020). Nutritional Rickets in Three Years Old Boy: A Case Report. PSM Biological Research, 5(3), 106-109. Retrieved from https://journals.psmpublishers.org/index.php/biolres/article/view/430

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