J Korean Orthop Assoc.  1976 Sep;11(3):489-493. 10.4055/jkoa.1976.11.3.489.

Vitamin D Resistant Rickets with Secondary Hyperparathyroidism: Report of a Case


Rickets is a syndrome, characterised pathophysiologically by a failure of normal mineralization of bone and epiphyseal cartilage and clinically by skeletal deformity in growing children. The four principal causes of rickets are; vitamin D deficency, renal tubular insufficiency, chronic renal insufficiency, and hypophosphatasia. Of these, vitamin D resistant rickets may result from primary defect in function of the renal tubular reabsorption for phosphorus, later accompsnied with secondary hyperparathyroidism. We experiened a rare case of hypophosphstemic vitamin D resistant rickets accompanied with secondary hyperparathyroidism in adolescence.

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