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Oral Rehabilitation of a Pediatric Patient with Vitamin D-dependent Rickets II: A Rare Case Report

Anchal Chhonkar, Payal Chaudhary, Vani Kapoor

Keywords : Hypoplastic teeth, Recurrent spontaneous abscess, Vitamin D-dependent rickets

Citation Information : Chhonkar A, Chaudhary P, Kapoor V. Oral Rehabilitation of a Pediatric Patient with Vitamin D-dependent Rickets II: A Rare Case Report. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2019; 12 (1):73-75.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10005-1586

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-06-2018

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; The Author(s).


Vitamin D-dependent rickets (VDDR) is a disorder of bone development characterized by softened weak bones. It is of two types-vitamin D-dependent rickets-I (VDDR-I) and vitamin D-dependent rickets type II (VDDR-II). Vitamin D-dependent rickets type II is a rare autosomal recessive disorder. The patients exhibit characteristic clinical features as well as numerous dental manifestations such as hypoplastic teeth, missing teeth, enlarged pulp chambers, and recurrent spontaneous abscesses. The case presented in this article is of vitamin D-dependent rickets type II in a pediatric dental patient who reported with multiple missing teeth and required treatment consisting of restorations and extractions. The aim of the present article is to raise awareness on the characteristics of this disorder, as well as its treatment and dental considerations.

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