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The aetiology of rickets-like lower limb deformities in Malawian children

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Summary: Debilitating rickets-like lower limb deformities are common in children throughout the world, particularly in Malawi, Africa where the causes are unknown. We have identified that Blount disease and calcium deficiency rickets are the likely causes of these deformities and propose calcium supplementation as a potential treatment of Malawian rickets. Introduction: Surgical correction of rickets-like lower limb deformities is the most common paediatric operation performed at Beit Cure Or...

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Publisher:
Springer Nature
Journal:
Osteoporosis International More from this journal
Volume:
27
Issue:
7
Pages:
2367–2372
Publication date:
2016-04-08
Acceptance date:
2016-02-08
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EISSN:
1433-2965
ISSN:
0937-941X
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pubs:620625
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uuid:2369d717-3c2e-4020-8c5f-a15d15edb703
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620625
Deposit date:
2016-05-24

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