Title

Response to Taylor et al: Comments on Making the Diagnosis of Rickets in Asymptomatic Young Children

Document Type

Letter to the Editor

Publication Date

12-2-2010

Abstract

Taylor et al suggest that alkaline phosphatase (ALP) may be a useful screening test for rickets with X-rays defining the diagnosis. Other authors have found that screening for ALP is of little diagnostic value. Also, Taylor et al erroneously assume that a normal ALP excludes the diagnosis of rickets. The diagnosis of subclinical rickets can be problematic.

DOI

10.1177/0009922810388515

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