Volume 14, Issue 1 And 2 (March 1990)                   Research in Medicine 1990, 14(1 And 2): 41-44 | Back to browse issues page

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Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
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Vitamin D resistant rickets with alopecia is a rather rare heritable disease probably caused by a different variety of metabolic disorder of this vitamin. Disturbances of protoplasmic and unclear receptors for vitamin D metabolites in bones and intestinal cells have been proposed as basic mechanism; Alopecia is attributed to hypersensitivity to vitamin D; very much like what usually appears in vitamin D intoxication.  We had a similar case in a 16 month old boy admitted to pediatric Department Loghman-e- Hospital. Clinical feature of rickets started at one year of age and alopecia at birth. Vitamin therapy in high doses did not improve the rickets nor alopecia during hospitalization. 
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Type of Study: Case report | Subject: Interdisciplinary (Educational Management, Educational research, Statistics, Medical education
Received: 1989/04/3 | Accepted: 1989/09/21 | Published: 1990/03/26

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