Journal article

Global consensus on nutritional rickets: Implications for Australia

Aris Siafarikas, Peter Simm, Margaret Zacharin, Craig Jefferies, Antony R Lafferty, Benjamin J Wheeler, Elaine Tham, Justin Brown, Andrew Biggin, Paul Hofman, Helen Woodhead, Christine Rodda, Diane Jensen, Denise Brookes, Craig F Munns

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health | WILEY | Published : 2020


In 2016, a global consensus on the prevention, diagnosis and management of nutritional rickets was published. The bone and mineral working group of the Australasian Paediatric Endocrine Group provides a summary and highlights differences to previous Australian and New Zealand (ANZ) guidelines on vitamin D deficiency and their implications for clinicians. Key points are: (i) The International Consensus document is focused on nutritional rickets, whereas the ANZ guidelines were focused on vitamin D deficiency. (ii) Definitions for the interpretation of 25-hydroxy vitamin D (25OHD) levels do not differ between statements. (iii) The global consensus recommends that routine 25OHD screening should..

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