Nutritional Rickets in Three Years Old Boy: A Case Report

Author's: Imran1*, Wali Khan2, Sardar Azhar Mehmood1, Shabir Ahmed1, Ikram Khan3
Authors' Affiliations
1Department of Zoology, Hazara University Mansehra, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.2Department of Zoology, University of Malakand Dir (Lower) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.3Department of Botany, Govt Degree College Samar Bagh, Dir (Lower) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.*Corresponding Author: Imran;Email:
Article Type: Case Report     Published: Jul. 27, 2020 Pages: 106-109
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Rickets is a severe vitamin D deficient disorder mostly of developing countries due to the least exposure to sunlight and poor nutrition. Rickets causes inappropriate absorption of phosphorus and calcium. It retards growth; alters phosphorus, calcium, and vitamin D metabolism and causes the bony manifestation of the patient. We describe the clinical course severe vitamin D deficiency in a boy of three years with cold and dry cough sweats on the forehead at night and can’t walk and stand. Multi-disciplinary physical, laboratory, and clinical analysis; the child was diagnosed as nutritional rickets with fever and respiratory infection. Treatment with proper exposure to sunlight vitamin supplements and adequate nutrition is directed. Rickets is a worldwide public health problem that arises due to vitamin D and calcium deficiency found more in children than adults. Early diagnosis of rickets in humans provides the optimal and proper treatment for saving a patient’s life.


Nutrition, rickets, vitamin D, public health.


Imran, Khan, W., Mehmood, S.A., Ahmed, S., Khan, I., 2020. Nutritional Rickets in Three Years Old Boy: A Case Report. PSM Biol. Res., 5(3): 106-109.