Vitamin D &/or calcium deficiency rickets in infants & children: a global perspective.

  title={Vitamin D &/or calcium deficiency rickets in infants & children: a global perspective.},
  author={John M Pettifor},
  journal={The Indian journal of medical research},
  volume={127 3},
It was only in the early part of the 20th century with the discovery of vitamin D and of the role that ultraviolet light irradiation plays in vitamin D formation that rational and appropriate therapy became available and rickets was all but eradicated in a number of developed countries. Since then, there has been a resurgence of the disease in many countries such as in Europe and the USA probably due to an increase in the prevalence of breast feeding, the immigration of dark skinned families to… CONTINUE READING
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