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Is nutritional rickets returning?
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    Nutritional Ricketts is increasingly diagnosed in children of ethnic origin

    Dear Editor,

    We noted with interest the article published by Ladhani and colleagues [1] highlighting the problem of vitamin D deficiency. We agree that this remains a problem, especially in “at risk” ethnic minority groups.

    In Oldham, which has a population of 49992 children, 20.8% are Asians (Census 2001). Between December 2002 and March 2004, we identified 9 cases of hypocalcaemia /rickets secondary to Vi...

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    Return of rickets points to the broader public health issue - widespread vitamin D insufficiency

    Dear Editor,

    We thank Allgrove for drawing attention to the growing problem of vitamin D deficiency in children [1]. However, we wish to comment on several of the points raised in the commentary.

    As observed by Allgrove, a daily dose of vitamin D less than 10 mcg (400 IU) does not prevent vitamin D deficiency (serum 25(OH)D <25 nmol/L) in all newborn full-term infants [2]. This evidence conflicts...

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