Rickets in Denmark.

  title={Rickets in Denmark.},
  author={Signe Sparre Beck-Nielsen},
  journal={Danish medical journal},
  volume={59 2},
Rickets is a heterogeneous group of diseases of the growing child caused by defect mineralization of bone. Nutritional rickets is caused by deficiency of vitamin D, calcium or both. Several hereditary forms of rickets exist where the disease proceeds into adulthood. Nutritional rickets was common in the past, but by introduction of preventative administration of cod liver oil and vitamin D supplementation, nutritional rickets became a rarity. During the last decades, case reports of nutritional… CONTINUE READING