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Dental manifestations of pseudo-vitamin-D deficiency rickets in a paediatric patient
  1. Morankar Rahul,
  2. Keerthana Gowthaman,
  3. Nitesh Tewari and
  4. Vijay Mathur
  1. Division of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Center for Dental Education and Research, AIIMS, New Delhi, Delhi, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Morankar Rahul; captainrahul88{at}


Vitamin D–resistant rickets shows the resistance to vitamin D (Vit-D) therapy, which traditionally works well in cases with deficiency rickets. The signs start appearing as early as in the first month of life and are characterised by the defective mineralisation at the ends of cartilage and bones despite having normal Vit-D levels in the serum. This case report highlights the dental and maxillofacial manifestations in a 3-year-old girl diagnosed with pseudo-Vit-D deficiency rickets. The report also highlights the variations in the dental manifestations of the condition reported in the literature.

  • dentistry and oral medicine
  • paediatrics (drugs and medicines)

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  • Contributors MR was involved in concept, design, review of literature and preparation. GK was involved in patient care, preparation of the manuscript and revision of the manuscript. NT and VM were involved in review of literature, preparation of the manuscript and critical revision of the manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Case reports provide a valuable learning resource for the scientific community and can indicate areas of interest for future research. They should not be used in isolation to guide treatment choices or public health policy.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.