Refractory rickets

refractory rickets

rickets that does not respond to treatment with usual doses of vitamin D and adequate dietary calcium and phosphorus. Most often due to inherited renal tubular disorder e.g., fanconi syndrome.

renal rickets, a form of rickets occurring in children in association with and apparently caused by renal disease with hyperphosphatemia.

Synonym: pseudorickets, renal fibrocystic osteosis, renal infantilism, renal osteitis fibrosa.

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