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Vitamin D deficiency causes rickets in an urban informal settlement in Kenya and is associated with malnutrition

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The commonest cause of rickets worldwide is vitamin D deficiency, but studies from sub-Saharan Africa describe an endemic vitamin D-independent form that responds to dietary calcium enrichment. The extent to which calcium-deficiency rickets is the dominant form across sub-Saharan Africa and in other low-latitude areas is unknown. We aimed to characterise the clinical and biochemical features of young children with rickets in a densely populated urban informal settlement in Kenya. Because maln...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1111/mcn.12452

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Jones, KDJ More by this author
Hachmeister, CU More by this author
Khasira, M More by this author
Schoenmakers, I More by this author
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Berkley, J
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Research Training Fellowship to KDJJ (092088)
Publisher:
John Wiley & Sons Ltd Publisher's website
Journal:
Maternal and Child Nutrition Journal website
Volume:
14
Issue:
1
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Article: e12452
Publication date:
2017-05-03
Acceptance date:
2017-02-28
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EISSN:
1740-8709
ISSN:
1740-8695
Pubs id:
pubs:684060
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uri:5c128881-34fd-4fec-b65f-60127669d0a5
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uuid:5c128881-34fd-4fec-b65f-60127669d0a5
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pubs:684060

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