Rickets in the Middle East: role of environment and genetic predisposition.

@article{Baroncelli2008RicketsIT,
  title={Rickets in the Middle East: role of environment and genetic predisposition.},
  author={G. Baroncelli and A. Bereket and M. E. El Kholy and L. Aud{\'i} and Y. Cesur and B. Ozkan and M. Rashad and M. Fern{\'a}ndez-Cancio and Y. Weisman and G. Saggese and Z. Hochberg},
  journal={The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism},
  year={2008},
  volume={93 5},
  pages={
          1743-50
        }
}
CONTEXT The Middle East has a high incidence of rickets, and it is also common in Europe-dwelling children of Middle Eastern origin. OBJECTIVE The objective of the study was to explore the mechanisms leading to rickets in children of the Middle East. DESIGN AND SETTING We conducted a prospective study in 98 rachitic and 50 controls (aged 6 months to 4 yr) from university and community outpatient hospitals in Egypt and Turkey. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES We collected epidemiological, maternal… Expand
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