The etiology of enamel hypoplasia: a unifying concept.

  title={The etiology of enamel hypoplasia: a unifying concept.},
  author={Gordon Nikiforuk and Donald Fraser},
  journal={The Journal of pediatrics},
  volume={98 6},
In a study of children with chronic disorders of calcium and phosphate homeostasis, enamel hypoplasia was found in hereditary vitamin D-dependency rickets and in hypoparathyroidism, conditions characterized by hypocalcemia, and was not found in X-linked hypophosphatemic rickets, a condition in which the plasma calcium concentration is normal. The occurrence of enamel hypoplasia bore no relation to the plasma phosphate concentration. Enamel hypoplasia has also been reported in other pediatric… CONTINUE READING


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