Oral Biol Res 2018; 42(2): 85-89  https://doi.org/10.21851/obr.42.02.201806.85
Diagnosis and dental treatment of rickets: Case report
Joongi Hong1 , Sung-Joon Kim1,2 , and Se Hoon Kahm1,2*
1School of Medicine, Jeju National University, Jeju 63243, Republic of Korea
2Department of Dentistry, Jeju National University Hospital, Jeju 63241, Republic of Korea
Correspondence to: Se Hoon Kahm
Department of Dentistry, Jeju National University Hospital, Aran 13-gil 15, Jeju-si, Jeju-do 63241, Republic of Korea
Tel.: +82-64-717-1331, Fax: +82-64-717-1846
E-mail: SeHoon.Kahm@gmail.com
Received: December 11, 2017; Revised: March 15, 2018; Accepted: April 17, 2018; Published online: June 30, 2018.
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Abstract
Rickets is a disease caused by vitamin D deficiency. The lack of vitamin D and other minerals can cause weak or soft bones and dysplasia of the teeth. Rickets is identified by clinical symptoms such as bowlegs or knock-knees, and can be confirmed with laboratory tests. Dental findings include enlarged chambers and high pulp horns that extend into the cusp tips of both the primary and the permanent dentition. Other oral manifestations include multiple spontaneous abscesses in a caries-free dentition. Yet another problem is enamel hypoplasia. We reported the clinical features of rickets and the dental treatment of an 11-year-old boy with hypophosphatemic rickets, which was referred to the department of pediatrics in Jeju National University Hospital for dental care. and other children’s medical records.
Keywords: Enamel hypoplasia, Hypophosphatemic rickets, Rickets


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