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Intractable Rickets as Presenting Feature of Wilson's Disease

Keywords: Wilson's disease , vitamin D resistant Rickets , renal tubular acidosis.

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Rickets by definition is a condition in which the bone mineralization is defective. Among the large cause of Rickets (Vitamin D deficiency, gastrointestinal disorders, acidosis, renal tubular abnormalities...), Wilson's disease is a relatively rare cause. There are few cases of Wilson's disease presenting first as rickets in the literature. Here we present an Afghan girl with Wilson's disease presenting with intractable Rickets.

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