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Volume 15/Issue 4, July 2019

Craniotabes: a case of congenital deformation of the skull

Kate F. Parmenter, Aishin Lok, Lawrence Miall


This article presents a striking cranial deformity in a newborn baby in the context of an abnormal lie in utero compounded by biochemical vitamin D deficiency in the mother and baby in a high risk ethnic group. This case highlights the importance of prophylactically addressing adequate vitamin D nutrition in pregnancy to prevent occult bone disease in newborns.

Parmenter KF, Lok A., Miall L. Craniotabes: a case of congenital deformation of the skull. Infant 2019;15(4): 155-56.
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