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Findings that shed new light on the possible pathogenesis of a disease or an adverse effect
Rickets and tracheobronchomalacia
  1. Harish Bangalore1,
  2. Suniti Bisht2,
  3. Baba Inusa2
  1. 1
    Evelina Children’s Hospital, Paediatrics, St Thomas’ Hospital, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7EH, UK
  2. 2
    Evelina Children’s Hospital, Paediatrics, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7EH, UK
  1. Harish Bangalore, harishrbangalore{at}


Rickets is increasingly encountered in practice, even in the Western world. One recent publication reports an overall incidence of 7.5 per 100 000 children. Respiratory infections are well known to be associated with rickets. We present a case of rickets with severe respiratory complications. Tracheobronchomalacia was detected on bronchoscopy. We believe that tracheobronchomalacia may be a hitherto unrecognised finding in rickets and may need to be investigated further.

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  • Patient consent: Patient/guardian consent was obtained for publication.

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