Woman suffers 'Osteomalacia' due to Vitamin-D defeciency

What is Osteomalcia

Osteomalacia is an illness that is the grown-up interpretation of rickets. Its name implies “fragile bones” and it leads to weakened bones that crack easily.


A 34-year-old Japanese woman presented in a hospital in Japan with vitamin D-deficient osteomalacia following two years of symptoms.


The Japanese woman presented with a two-year history of generalized bone pain, muscle weakness, and walking disorder.

The Japanese woman had been following a strict diet (without fish or dairy products) and avoiding ultraviolet disclosure for eight years to cure her atopic dermatitis (the most typical form of eczema).

Vitamin D is an indispensable nutrient required in our bodies. It enables to restrain calcium and phosphate, which maintain our bones, teeth, and muscles healthful. 

The most common symptoms of vitamin D defeciency are a pain in the bones and hips, bone fractures, and muscle weakness and difficulty in walking.



The Japanese patient also had  disturbance in walking.  After diagnosis, the woman was given vitamin D and calcium supplements. “Her  health was improved after oral active vitamin D and calcium management,” the case study said.


As per case study this case is the first info of vitamin D-deficient osteomalacia in an adult patient. The reason is extreme dietary constraint for controlling atopic dermatitis.

The lady completely recovered in just one year thereafter. The analysis counted: “At the 12-month follow-up, the pain, muscle weakness, and walking disturbance had been relieved.”

Between March and September, is the best time to take natural vitamin D via sunlight. Regardless, in the autumn and winter months, it is challenging for your body to assemble vitamin D.

Hence, it is recommended by the Administration that you should intake a vitamin D supplement during this time. Just 10 micrograms in a tablet form in a day is sufficient.


You can also obtain vitamin D from the following foods. – Oily fish – such as salmon, sardines, herring, and mackerel Red meat – Liver – Egg yolks – Fortified foods