Letters Rickets

Prevention message is not getting through

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39247.699780.3A (Published 21 June 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:1288
  1. Scott Williamson, specialist registrar,
  2. Stephen Greene, consultant paediatrician
  1. Ninewells Hospital, Dundee DD1 9SY
  1. s.y.williamson{at}dundee.ac.uk

    Ten years ago vitamin D deficient rickets was diagnosed in six children in Manchester, which highlighted the need to implement the government's policy on vitamin D supplementation.1 In Tayside in the past four months we have diagnosed vitamin D deficient rickets in five infants in an almost identical scenario. None of these children or mothers had received vitamin D …

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