The Return of Congenital Rickets, Are We Missing Occult Cases?

  title={The Return of Congenital Rickets, Are We Missing Occult Cases?},
  author={Abdelwahab T. H. Elidrissy},
  journal={Calcified Tissue International},
  • A. Elidrissy
  • Published 31 May 2016
  • Medicine
  • Calcified Tissue International
Congenital rickets is the term given to fetus born with clinical features of rickets, but those born with biochemical evidence of rickets without obvious clinical features still can be considered occult congenital rickets. Some of the affected babies with this disease have the intrauterine rachitic environment, but a calcium trans-placental pump prevents the fetus from having clinical features of rickets. They may present with hypocalcemia few days after birth or later with more florid features… 



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