RESPIRATORY DISTRESS: A RARE PRESENTATION OF RICKETS

Tahir Saeed Siddiqui

Abstract


Nutritional rickets has multiple presentations like skeletal deformities, tetany, hypocalcemic
seizures, recurrent diarrhea, dental abnormalities, developmental delay and floppiness. Here a rare
presentation of nutritional rickets is reported in five months old baby who had respiratory distress
since two months and signs of respiratory distress resolved after start of vitamin-D
supplementation.
Keywords: Nutritional Rickets, Respiratory Distress, Vitamin D

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