Vitamin-D deficiency rickets, a disorder that becomes apparent during infancy or childhood, is the result of insufficient amounts of vitamin D in the body. The vitamin deficiency may be caused by poor nutrition, a lack of exposure to the sun, or malabsorption syndromes in which the intestines do not adequately absorb nutrients from foods. Vitamin D is needed for the metabolism of calcium and phosphorus in the body, which, in turn affects how calcium is deposited in the bones; thus it is considered essential for proper bone development and growth. Major symptoms of vitamin D deficiency rickets include bone disease, restlessness, and slow growth. This disorder is rare in the United States but is not uncommon in certain areas of the world.
Anaemia is a deficiency of iron, night blindness is a deficiency if vitamin A and rickets is a deficiency of vitamin D.
It is from a Vitamin D deficiency.
Rickets is caused by a deficiency of vitamin D and most commonly occurs in malnourished children. The treatment for rickets is an increase in vitamin D in the diet or if the condition has progressed, surgery may be required.
no ...rickets is caused by vitamin D deficiency
The deficiency of Vitamin D or calciferol.
The prognoses for correcting vitamin D deficiency, rickets, and osteomalacia are excellent.
Vitamin D deficiency leads to Rickets in children. Vitamin D deficiency leads to Osteomalacia in case of adults.