Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Childhood Osteomalacia Treatment

Treatment for rickets includes vitamin D supplements. Phosphorous supplements and calcium supplements may be required in some patients.

Treatment for rickets includes:

  • Vitamin D supplements:
    • Cholecalciferol (Delta-D)
    • May be administered as a single large dose or daily over 2 to 3 months.
  • Surgery for rickets
    • To correct bone deformities

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Last Updated: Oct 13, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Childhood Osteomalacia References
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