Journal of the Korean Academy of Pediatric Dentistry 2005;32(1):152-157.
Published online February 28, 2005.
HYPOPHOSPHATEMIA RICKETS : A CASE REPORT
전남대학교 치과대학 소아치과학교실 및 치의학 연구소 
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Abstract
Hypophosphatemia rickets, also known as Vitamin D-resistant rickets(VDRR) and refractory rickets, is a form of rickets which is resistant to the usual doses of vitamin D. VDRR is characterized by decreased renal tubular reabsorption of inorganic phosphate and is easily diagnosed by a normal blood calcium, hypophosphatemia, and slightly elevated alkaline phosphatase. Clinical features of Hypophosphatemia rickets included lateral bowing deformities of the legs, short stature, scoliosis, and enlargement of wrist and ankles. Dental finding in patient with VDRR were spontaneous dental abscesses in caries free teeth and other dental findings included delayed eruption, delayed apical closure, thin and hypoplastic enamel, absent or poorly defined lamina dura, enlarged pulp chambers, and numerous accessory canals and pulp horns that extend up and into the dentinoenamel junction. we reported the clinical feature and treatment of VDRR child who was referred from the department of pediatrics for early loss of primary teeth and its treatment.
Key Words: Vitamin D-resistant rickets, Hypophosphatemia rickets


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