Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences on calcified tissues

ba0006p066 | (1) | ICCBH2017

Unusual presentation of acquired hypophosphataemic rickets

Thandrayen Kebashni , Parbhoo Kiran , Moosa Fatima , Pettifor John

Background: Acquired hypophosphataemic rickets is an unusual presentation in children and usually consequent on renal tubular damage. One of the factors important in phosphate homeostasis is FGF23. Healthy individuals maintain normal phosphate homeostasis by coupling FGF23 production with proteolytic cleavage. Iron deficiency stimulates FGF23 transcription and is a novel mechanism of FGF23 elevation. We present two children who presented with iron deficiency anaemia and hypoph...

ba0007p44 | (1) | ICCBH2019

Bone mass and vertebral fractures in South African (SA) children on prolonged oral glucocorticoids (GCs) for chronic non-malignant illnesses

Thandrayen Kebashni , Petersen Karen , Kala Udai , Lala Nilesh , Ambaram Priya , Mistry Bhadrish , Hauptfleisch Marc , Hajinicolaou Christina , Okudu Grace , Verwey Charl , Moosa Fatima , Parbhoo Kiran , Pettifor John M

Objectives: To assess lumbar spine (LS) BMD Z-scores and the prevalence of vertebral fractures using DXA lateral vertebral (VFA) assessment in children and adolescents with chronic illnesses on GCs.Methods: All children between the ages of 5 and 17 years with chronic non-malignant illnesses who were on GCs (intravenous or oral) for greater than 3 months duration were evaluated. Study participants were children attending the paediatric sub-specia...