Cystinotic rickets treated with vitamin D metabolites.


A 22-month-old girl with cystinotic rickets was given 1 microgram 1,25-dihydroxycholecalciferol (1,25-DHCC) daily in addition to standard treatment. Her rickets healed and linear growth rate appeared to increase. It is suggested that the effect of 1,25-DHCC and its metabolically active analogues on cystinotic rickets should be further studied.

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@article{Etches1977CystinoticRT, title={Cystinotic rickets treated with vitamin D metabolites.}, author={Philip C. Etches and Darren Pickering and Rushaine Smith}, journal={Archives of disease in childhood}, year={1977}, volume={52 8}, pages={661-4} }