Vitamin D receptor polymorphisms in hypocalcemic vitamin D-resistant rickets carriers.

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BACKGROUND/AIMS Hypocalcemic vitamin D-resistant rickets (HVDRR) is a rare autosomal recessive disorder characterized by severe rickets, hypocalcemia, secondary hyperparathyroidism, elevated levels of 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D(3) [1,25(OH)(2)D(3)], and occasionally, alopecia. In most cases, the disease is associated with mutations in the gene of the vitamin D… (More)

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