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ba0004op11 | (1) | ICCBH2015

Optimal dose of calcium for treatment of nutritional rickets

Thacher Tom , Smith Lauren , Fischer Philip , Cha Stephen , Isichei Christian , Pettifor John

Objective: Nutritional rickets in Nigerian children is primarily due to dietary calcium deficiency and heals with calcium supplementation. Our aim was to determine the optimal dose of calcium for treatment of children with rickets due to dietary calcium deficiency.Methods: At the Jos University Teaching Hospital, 65 Nigerian children with radiographically-confirmed rickets were randomized to daily supplemental calcium intake of 500 mg (n=21), 10...