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What is Rickets?

What is Rickets?

  • Rickets: A rare condition where a lack of Vitamin D results in bone disease as it is essential for the process of bone calcification.
  • 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
    Source - Diseases Database
  • Rickets: childhood disease caused by deficiency of vitamin D and sunlight associated with impaired metabolism of calcium and phosphorus.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

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.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Rickets: Introduction

Types of Rickets:

Broader types of Rickets:

Who gets Rickets?

Patient Profile for Rickets: Children; vitamin D deficiency in adults is called osteomalacia

How serious is Rickets?

Complications of Rickets: see complications of Rickets

What causes Rickets?

Causes of Rickets: see causes of Rickets
Risk factors for Rickets: see risk factors for Rickets

What are the symptoms of Rickets?

Symptoms of Rickets: see symptoms of Rickets

Complications of Rickets: see complications of Rickets

Rickets: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Rickets.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Rickets.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Rickets: see treatments for Rickets
Prevention of Rickets: see prevention of Rickets
Research for Rickets: see research for Rickets

Organs Affected by Rickets:

Organs and body systems related to Rickets include:

Name and Aliases of Rickets

Main name of condition: Rickets

Class of Condition for Rickets: deficiency vitamin

Other names or spellings for Rickets:

nutritional rickets, rickets, vitamin D-deficiency, Vitamin-D deficiency rickets, Hypovitaminosis D, Vitamin D deficiency disease

Osteomalacia Source - Diseases Database

Source - WordNet 2.1

Nutritional rickets, Vitamin-D deficiency rickets
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Rickets: Related Conditions

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