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, cilt.21, ss.67-70, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 21 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3233/bmr-2008-21110
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF BACK AND MUSCULOSKELETAL REHABILITATION
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.67-70

Özet

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.