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Introduction: Rickets

Description of Rickets

Rickets (medical condition): A rare condition where a lack of Vitamin D results...more »

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Rickets: childhood disease caused by deficiency of vitamin D and sunlight associated with impaired metabolism of calcium and phosphorus.
Source: WordNet 2.1

Rickets: A metabolic bone disease that results from either a deficiency in vitamin D, or an abnormality in the metabolism of vitamin D, or a deficiency of calcium in the diet. The most common symptoms are bone pain and muscle weakness. When it occurs in children it is commonly referred to as rickets. (Diagnostic Surgical Pathology, 3rd ed.) --2003
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Rickets: disorder of calcium and phosphorus metabolism affecting bony structures, due to a variety of defects in vitamin D, calcium, and phosphorous homeostasis, including dietary deficiencies or malabsorption.
Source: CRISP

Rickets: A condition caused by deficiency of VITAMIN D, especially in infancy and childhood, with disturbance of normal ossification. The disease is marked by bending and distortion of the bones under muscular action, by the formation of nodular enlargements on the ends and sides of the bones, by delayed closure of the fontanels, pain in the muscles, and sweating of the head. Vitamin D and sunlight together with an adequate diet are curative, provided that the parathyroid glands are functioning properly. (Dorland, 27th ed).
Source: MeSH 2007

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Rickets: Rare Disease

Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Rickets is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Rickets, or a subtype of Rickets, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
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Rickets as a Disease

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Rickets: Related Diseases

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Rickets as a Symptom

Rickets (symptom): A condition that affects the bones due to vitamin D...more »

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