BMJ Case Reports 2010; doi:10.1136/bcr.10.1136/bcr10.2008.1153
  • Rare disease

Hypocalcaemic fit in an adolescent boy with undiagnosed rickets

  1. I Seerat,
  2. M Greenberg
  1. Royal Free Hospital, Pond Street, London NW3 2QG, UK
  1. Correspondence to I Seerat, iseerat{at}
  • Published 31 January 2010


Rickets in early childhood has been well documented in the literature. We present the case of a teenage Somalian boy who had a generalised tonic-clonic fit (an unusual presentation of rickets in late childhood) and was diagnosed with vitamin D deficient rickets.


  • Competing interests: None.

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