Rickets in the Benelux. A case report of two Indian immigrants

Published online: Dec 27 2010

Hugo F. G. Brouwers, Aart D. Verburg, Bert-Jan Looij, Edwin J. P. Jansen

From Orbis Medical Center, Sittard, The Netherlands


The last decades showed a resurgence of rickets and osteomalacia in the developed countries. In this report, we present two cases of dietary rickets in Indian teenage brothers who migrated to Europe. Supplementation of calcium and vitamin D3 to their diet resulted in rapid relief of musculoskeletal symptoms.