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[Deficiency rickets: the current situation in France and Algeria].
Pediatrie 1989; 44(4):259-64P

Abstract

Persisting vitamin D deficiency rickets in France results from the climatic, environmental and geographic situation of this country. Although systematic administration of vitamin D supplements to infants greatly reduced the prevalence of rickets among infants, clinical and/or biological signs of vitamin D deficiency are still found in children and adolescents, mainly during the winter and in populations vulnerable for economic, cultural or religious reasons. Signs of vitamin D deficiency are also found, during the winter-spring seasons, in pregnant women and their newborns living in urban areas. Such vitamin D deficiencies could be overcome by vitamin D supplementation to susceptible populations. In Algeria, vitamin D deficiency rickets present a continuing public health problem. The persisting high incidence of rickets among children appears to result mainly from economic and cultural factors. Vitamin D supplementation and health education are mandatory to reduce the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency among pregnant women and the occurrence of vitamin D deficiency rickets in infants, whether breast-fed or not.

Authors+Show Affiliations

CNRS URA 583, université Paris-V, hôpital des Enfants-Malades, France.No affiliation info available

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English Abstract
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Review

Language

fre

PubMed ID

2677969

Citation

Garabedian, M, and H Ben-Mekhbi. "[Deficiency Rickets: the Current Situation in France and Algeria]." Pediatrie, vol. 44, no. 4, 1989, pp. 259-64.
Garabedian M, Ben-Mekhbi H. [Deficiency rickets: the current situation in France and Algeria]. Pediatrie. 1989;44(4):259-64.
Garabedian, M., & Ben-Mekhbi, H. (1989). [Deficiency rickets: the current situation in France and Algeria]. Pediatrie, 44(4), pp. 259-64.
Garabedian M, Ben-Mekhbi H. [Deficiency Rickets: the Current Situation in France and Algeria]. Pediatrie. 1989;44(4):259-64. PubMed PMID: 2677969.
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