Endocrinol Metab > Volume 22(1); 2007 > Article
Journal of Korean Endocrine Society 2007;22(1):55-61.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3803/jkes.2007.22.1.55    Published online February 1, 2007.
A Case of Osteomalacia Caused by Severe Vitamin D Deficiency.
Seok Yeon Kim, Sang Youl Rhee, Soo Young Moon, Suk Chon, In Kyung Jeong, Seungjoon Oh, Kyu Jeung Ahn, Deog Yoon Kim, Ho Yeon Chung, Sung Woon Kim, Jin Woo Kim, Young Seol Kim, Jeong Taek Woo
1Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Kyung Hee University, Korea.
2Department of College of Medicine, Research Institute of Endocrinology, Kyung Hee University, Korea.
3Department of Nuclear Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Korea.
Vitamin D is a kind of hormone that can be synthesized in the skin or it is supplied in the diet it is involved in a central role in bone and calcium homeostasis in vivo. Metabolic bone diseases such as rickets in children and osteomalacia in adults can also be caused by deficiency or metabolic defects in the vitamin D hormone related system. However, there has been a lack of generalized epidemiologic studies about the vitamin D deficiency status in Koreans. We recently experienced a case of osteomalacia caused by severe vitamin D deficiency. These kinds of case have not been reported elsewhere in Korea for the last twenty years.
Key Words: Osteomalacia, Vitamin D deficiency

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