Is adolescent osteomalacia an etiological factor in sympathetic dystrophy?


KARKUCAK M. , Dogan I. , ÇAPKIN E. , KERİMOĞLU S. , KARAGÜZEL G. , BARCAK O.

JOURNAL OF BACK AND MUSCULOSKELETAL REHABILITATION, vol.21, no.1, pp.67-70, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.3233/bmr-2008-21110
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF BACK AND MUSCULOSKELETAL REHABILITATION
  • Page Numbers: pp.67-70

Abstract

Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) is characterized by severe pain, swelling, autonomic dysfunction and usually affects extremities following trauma. In this case we report a 16-year-old female patient who had undergone several operations on the distal of the right lower extremity over a period of 1.5 years. During the follow-up she was determined to have adolescent osteomalacia ( primary vitamin D deficiency) and RSD findings at the right lower extremity. We also examined reports in the literature concerning the probable initiator role of vitamin D deficiency among the mechanisms of RSD occurrence. This is the first report of primary vitamin D deficiency accompanied by RSD in an adolescent with multiple fractures.