Fractional calcium absorption is increased in girls with Rett syndrome.

  title={Fractional calcium absorption is increased in girls with Rett syndrome.},
  author={Kathleen J Motil and R. Schultz and Steven Abrams and Kenneth J. Ellis and Daniel Gordon Glaze},
  journal={Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition},
  volume={42 4},
BACKGROUND Rett syndrome (RTT), an X-linked neurodevelopmental disorder primarilyaffecting girls, is characterized in part by osteopenia and increased risk of skeletal fractures. We hypothesized that decreased intestinal calcium (Ca) absorption relative to dietary Ca intake and increased renal Ca excretion might cause these problems in RTT. OBJECTIVE We measured fractional Ca absorption, urinary Ca loss, dietary Ca intake, and the hormonal factors regulating Ca metabolism to determine whether… CONTINUE READING


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