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What is rickets?

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Rickets is a softening of the bones in children potentially leading to fractures and deformity. Rickets is among the most frequent childhood diseases in many developing countries. The predominant cause is a vitamin D deficiency, but lack of adequate calcium in the diet may also lead to rickets. Although it can occur in adults, the majority of cases occur in children suffering from severe malnutrition, usually resulting from famine or starvation during the early stages of childhood.

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What contributes to rickets?

Rickets is due to a deficiency of vitamin D, calcium, or phosphate. Three common causes of rickets include nutritional rickets, hypophosphatemic rickets, and renal rickets.

Where can you get Rickets?

how do u get rickets

Are Rickets Microbes?

No, rickets are not microbes :) :P :O

Are rickets caused by microbes?

No, rickets is not caused by microbes. Rickets is caused by a lack of vitamin D, calcium or phosphate.

What has the author John Rickets written?

John Rickets has written: 'John Rickets, Byrsa Basilica Sive Regale Excambium'

How is rickets spread?

by not taking enough vitamin d as a person with rickets does

Do microbes cause rickets?

no ...rickets is caused by vitamin D deficiency

Who discovered the cure for rickets?

Howard Ricketts discovered how to cure Rickets

What is the vitamin needed to prevent rickets?

vitamin D will prevent rickets.

What are facts about rickets?

In adults, rickets is known as osteomalacia (softening of bones).Rickets was most common in the Victorian era but mostly disappeared in the Western world during the 1940s.Rickets may also occur in baby animals.O.J. Simpson had a severe case of rickets as a child.

How is rickets diagnosed?

Rickets is diagnosed by x-ray examination of leg bones

When did King Charles 1 discover he had rickets?

I have never heard of him having rickets, but if he did , he had doctors at court, so they would have diagnosed that, but usually rickets are a childhood ailment.

How could a person get rickets?

the only way you can get rickets is by not getting much vitamin d

What does rickets do to people?

Rickets is a softening of the bones in children, potentially leading to fractures and deformity.

What parts of the body does rickets affect?

Rickets affects bones mainly legs,spinalcords...

What is a sentence using the word rickets?

Rickets is a disease caused by a lack of vitamin D.

What do some children develop rickets?

Rickets - is caused by lack of vitamin D in the diet.

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What vitamin prevent rickets and ostomalacia?

if we don't eat any calcium in our life it will cause rickets

Is rickets a life threatening?

Over time it can be. if your child has rickets, then you should improve their diet and get them to a doctor.

What is rickets in horses?

Rickets is a disease in which the horse's legs bow in or bow out. It is classed as a disease of the bone.

Do rickets still exist?

Yes, Rickets still does exist yet is not as common any more.

Can humans catch rickets from reptiles?

No. You get rickets from a deficiency in vitamins, because you are not eating the correct food.

What mineral deficiency may result in rickets?

Whish mineral deficiency may result in rickets