What is pseudovitamin D deficiency rickets?

Updated: Jan 22, 2018
  • Author: Manish Suneja, MD, FASN, FACP; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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This condition is secondary to an autosomal mutation of the 1-hydroxylase gene. Ultimately, calcidiol is not hydroxylated to calcitriol, and calcium is not absorbed appropriately. This condition is considered a pseudovitamin D deficiency because high doses of vitamin D can overcome the clinical and biochemical findings of this disease.


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