Dr. Cannell highlights several factors that lead to wrongly accused child abuse cases in infants with undiagnosed rickets.
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Dr. Cannell and Dr. Holick recently reviewed two case studies of infantile rickets that resulted in the misdiagnosis of child abuse.
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.
Another parent, Rebecca J. Wanosik, is fighting to regain custody of her five children after her baby was misdiagnosed with child abuse.
The prevalence of infantile rickets is unknown due to the lack of skeletal surveys in otherwise healthy infants.
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.
Dr Cannell writes to a mother accused of abusing her baby, who showed multiple signs of rickets.
A mother emails Dr Cannell after her daughter was taken by child protective services.
Dr Cannell responds to a letter from a distraught mother accused of abusing her child, who’s vitamin D levels are nearly undetectable.