Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences on calcified tissues

ba0006p094 | (1) | ICCBH2017

Bone health assessment in children with thalassaemia major

Sakka Sophia , Crabtree Nicola , Kumar Aswath , Velangi Mark , Hogler Wolfgang , Shaw Nick J.

Objectives: Bone disease is a long-term complication in patients with thalassaemia and therefore current UK guidelines recommend biannual bone density assessment from the age of 10 years. The aim of this study was to evaluate bone health in children with thalassaemia major.Methods: Twenty-nine patients (11 boys) with a mean (S.D.) age of 13.07 year (2.29) with thalassaemia major had measurement of lumbar spine BMAD (L2-L4) and of total bod...

ba0006p104 | (1) | ICCBH2017

Dietary calcium deficiency contributes to the causation of nutritional rickets (NR) in the United Kingdom (UK): data from the British Paediatric Surveillance Unit (BPSU) NR survey

Zulf Mughal M. , Calder Alistair , Blair Mitch , Julies Priscilla , Pall Karina , Lynn Richard , McDonnell Ciara , McDevitt Helen , Shaw Nick J.

Background: Rickets is a disorder of the growing child arising from impaired mineralisation of the growth plate and osteoid. The most common cause of NR in the UK is thought to be secondary to vitamin D deficiency [VDD; serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25OHD) <25 nmol/l], although in some African & South Asian countries dietary calcium deficiency (DCaD) by itself, or together with VDD is an important cause of NR (Ann Trop Paediatr. 2006;26:1–16). Currently, the data on ...

ba0006p048 | (1) | ICCBH2017

A rare cause of rickets

Sakka Sophia , Uday Suma , Randell Tabitha , Davies Justin H , Arya Ved Bushan , Brain Caroline , Allgrove Jeremy , Hogler Wolfgang , Shaw Nick J

Background: The development of hypophosphataemic rickets in infants fed with the elemental formula (EF) Neocate® has been recently reported. We present seven cases of exclusively Neocate-fed babies who developed hypophosphataemic rickets.Presenting problem: Three patients (P1,3,4) had incidental findings of rickets on chest X-rays, two (P2,6) developed leg deformities and rickets was confirmed on X-rays, and two (P5,6) presented with femu...