John Cannell, MD of the Vitamin D Council has answered many emails about infantile rickets being diagnosed as child abuse. It is heart breaking to consider a young mother having her child ripped from her nurturing care. According to Dr. Cannell this happens often. The question that I would like for you to consider is this: Is child abuse being performed by our institutions because of not properly identifying a disease state and then treating it as child abuse?
According to Dr. Cannell, one forth of otherwise healthy children have symptoms of infantile rickets. Read what happened with this mother and the length of time that it is taking to get her child back even with two renowned experts confirming the rickets diagnosis.
Vitamin D Council September Newsletter – Vitamin D Deficient Rickets: Another Tragedy
I am very sad to see that the article linked to above is no longer there. It looks like the website – vitamindcouncil dot org is no longer up at all. I would love to get a copy of the original article if it is available please.
Terri, Sorry that I have not replied sooner. Have been recovering from surgery. Here is the article by Dr. Connell.
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