Dr. Cannell and Dr. Holick recently reviewed two case studies of infantile rickets that resulted in the misdiagnosis of child abuse.
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Possible misdiagnosis leads to baby taken from parents
A baby was taken from home when a doctor claimed fractures were caused by child abuse. Now, some experts believe vitamin D deficiency and a rare genetic disorder may be to blame.
A tragic tale repeated: mistaking infantile rickets for child abuse
Another parent, Rebecca J. Wanosik, is fighting to regain custody of her five children after her baby was misdiagnosed with child abuse.
How many infants are born with rickets?
The prevalence of infantile rickets is unknown due to the lack of skeletal surveys in otherwise healthy infants.
Vitamin D Podcast 05: Dr. David Ayoub and infantile rickets
Dr. David Ayoub joins the podcast to talk about the connection between infantile rickets and child abuse.
Recently, Dr. Cannell was asked to serve as an expert witness on two cases of alleged child abuse. In this blog, Dr. Cannell provides an overview of the two cases he was involved with and their outcomes and discusses how infantile rickets explains a lot of child abuse cases.
Dear Dr Cannell: Legal recourse and the Mondale Amendment
Dr Cannell writes to a mother accused of abusing her baby, who showed multiple signs of rickets.
Dear Dr Cannell: Vitamin D deficiency, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, or abuse?
A mother emails Dr Cannell after her daughter was taken by child protective services.
Dear Dr Cannell: False allegations
Dr Cannell responds to a letter from a distraught mother accused of abusing her child, who’s vitamin D levels are nearly undetectable.
Dear Dr Cannell: Abuse or rickets?
Dr Cannell writes to a mother of two young children who is being accused of abusing her children.