Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences on calcified tissues

ba0007p110 | (1) | ICCBH2019

Cost-effectiveness of a Vitamin D supplementation programme in pregnant women and children to prevent rickets in the UK

Floreskul Vilius , Juma Fatima , Daniel Anjali , Zamir Imran , Mughal Zulf , Padidela Raja

Introduction: Rickets is characterised by defective mineralisation of the growth plate and osteoid, caused by deficiency of vitamin-D and/or of dietary calcium. Rickets continues to be reported in the UK, especially in children from dark-skinned ethnic groups. Literature on the cost of management of rickets and cost-effectiveness of vitamin D supplementation is lacking worldwide.Methods: The analysis considers the cost-effectiveness of an intervention in...