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Congenital Rickets Presenting with Hypocalcaemic Seizures

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ABSTRACT

At Ataturk University Hospital, eight infants who presented with hypocalcaemic seizures were subsequently found to have rickets. Their mothers had osteomalacia. Neither mothers nor infants received vitamin D supplementation. Maternal vitamin D deficiency and non-supplementation in the infants were causes of rickets in these patients. It is recommended that neonatal hypocalcaemia may be due to maternal vitamin D deficiency and all unsupplemented vitamin D infants presenting with seizures should be investigated for rickets.

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e-Published: 03 Jul, 2013
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