n South African Journal of Child Health - A global consensus on the prevention and management of nutritional rickets : how does this change policy in South Africa? : editorial




Globally, rickets secondary to vitamin D deficiency and/or low dietary calcium intake remains a significant public health problem, not only in resource-poor countries but also in those that are better resourced, despite effective means being available for its prevention and treatment. The disease may have both short- and long-term consequences for the affected child, the latter frequently persisting into adulthood.


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