refractory ricketsmedical dictionary

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 hyperphosphataemia.

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

(05 Mar 2000)