Anemia in Vitamin D Deficiency Rickets
Elidrissy ATH* and Atif AMS
Department of Medicine, University of Science &Technology, Omdurman, Khartoum State, Sudan
- *Corresponding Author:
- Elidrissy ATH
Department of Medicine
University of Science & Technology
Omdurman, Khartoum State, Sudan
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: November 15, 2016; Accepted date: December 13, 2016; Published date: December 20, 2016
Citation: Elidrissy ATH, Atif AMS (2016) Anemia in Vitamin D Deficiency Rickets. Neonat Pediatr Med 2: 118. doi: 10.4172/2572-4983.1000118
Copyright: © 2016 Elidrissy ATH, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The relation between rickets and anemia was known as Von Jacks anemia since 1937. The association between anemia and rickets was reported from UK, but we confirmed this in Saudi Arabia. In this communication, we are reviewing the subject and the association of hemolytic congenital anemias with ricket is discussed, together with Celiac disease. A rare finding of myelofibrosis with rickets was reported from many centers but its pathogenesis is not yet that clear, suggestions include a role of vitamin D in proliferation of stem cells. The aim of this presentation is to stress on that when diagnosing rickets, anemia must be thought of with its many varieties, but iron deficiency is the commonest.