48 epileptic children receiving phenobarbital and/or phenytoin were investigated with negative results for evidence of rickets or osteomalacia. 14 epileptic children on other drugs and 22 normals were also studied. The only difference between the group lay in the alkaline phosphatase levels; the means were 11, 8.5 and 7.4 respectively. The amount of sun to which Israeli children are exposed may counteract any drug induced disorder of vitamin D metabolism.
|Number of pages||2|
|State||Published - 1974|