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Vitamin D deficiency: a forgotten treatable cause of motor delay and proximal myopathy

Chehade, Hassib
Published in Brain & development. 2014, vol. 36, no. 1, p. 84-7
Abstract We report a four-year-old African boy referred for proximal muscle weakness, fatigability and episodic limb pain. Classical causes of structural and metabolic myopathy were initially considered before clinical and biological features of vitamin D deficiency rickets were identified. Prompt treatment with vitamin D and calcium supplementation led to a complete reversal of the muscle symptoms. Rickets-associated myopathy should be included in the differential diagnosis of proximal myopathy, especially in at-risk individuals. Vitamin D deficiency and its prevention remain important health issues in industrialized countries.
Keywords Calcium/therapeutic useChild, PreschoolHumansMaleMuscle Weakness/chemically inducedMuscular Diseases/chemically inducedRickets/drug therapy/etiologyVitamin D/adverse effectsVitamin D Deficiency/diagnosis
PMID: 23273989
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Research groups Gastroentérologie et transplantation (pédiatrie) (181)
Groupe Lascombes Pierre (orthopédie pédiatrique) (917)
Pathogénèse du syndrome néphrotique idiopathique de l'enfant (180)
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FLUSS, Joel Victor et al. Vitamin D deficiency: a forgotten treatable cause of motor delay and proximal myopathy. In: Brain & development, 2014, vol. 36, n° 1, p. 84-7. doi: 10.1016/j.braindev.2012.11.014 https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:55176

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