Rickets Case Study

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Franceis Gilsson was said to be one of the first to discover Rickets. Gilsson had a very popular reputation as he aged, attending the college of Caius, Cambridge in 1617. In 1648 while living in London he became very active in the affairs of collage of physicians, holding the titles of the posts of censor, councilor, and president. After arriving in London he became a member of a group of doctors and scientist who met up weekly to discuss natural and experimental philosophy. With the help of seven other members of the group they were able to publish a book titled a treatise of Rickets, a disease common in children. Gilsson studied Rickets for five years, Gilsson was also quoted “[Rickets is an] absolutely new disease, and never described by any ancient or modern writers in …show more content…
Fewer than a hundred cases are reported of those who suffer with Hypophosphatmeic (“Hereditary 1”). This type of rickets is the most common form that is genetic (“Hereditary” 2015). It is caused by a genetic main x-linked defect for the kidneys to maintain the amount of phosphate released into the urine. By the time the patient is a year old, there will be obvious signs and symptoms of hypohosphatemic (“Rickets Symptoms” 2). This condition reveals as a range of abnormalities such as: short stature, bowing legs, and bone pain. Tooth discoloration, bleeding gums, sensitivity, and loose teeth are some of the effects in the oral cavity due to hypophosphatemic (“Symptoms of Hypohosphatemic” 1). Hypophosphatemic is related to nutrition because with treatment one must consume nutritional supplements of phosphate and calcitriol which are activated forms of vitamin D. Treatment with calcitriol is started at 15 to 20 kg, dosage is soon increased over a number of months to 30 to 60 kg. Phosphate slats are also prescribed at 0.5 to 1g/24 in younger children and one to four every four hours at least five times a day in older children

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