Effects Of Rickets

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Definition

Rickets is a disorder caused by a lack of vitamin D, calcium, or phosphate. It leads to softening and weakening of the bones.


Alternative Names

Osteomalacia in children; Vitamin D deficiency; Renal rickets; Hepatic rickets


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Vitamin D helps the body control calcium and phosphate levels. If the blood levels of these minerals become too low, the body may produce hormones that cause calcium and phosphate to be released from the...

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