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Rickets

  • By: Ann M. Karty
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Rickets develops in children when growing bones do not mineralize. The bones soften and may cause a variety of deformities including growth retardation, dental abnormalities, and bowed legs, or may result in bone pain and fractures.

Because vitamin D assists in calcium ...

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