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Rickets: Introduction

Rickets: A condition that affects the bones due to vitamin D deficiency. See detailed information below for a list of 64 causes of Rickets, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Rickets:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Rickets. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Rickets

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Causes of Types of Rickets:

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Rickets: Symptom Checker

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Rickets Treatments

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Stories from Users for Rickets

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Drug interactions causing Rickets:

When combined, certain drugs, medications, substances or toxins may react causing Rickets as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Rickets: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Rickets

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Rickets: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Rickets

Vitamin B12 deficiency under-diagnosed: The condition of Vitamin B12 deficiency is a possible misdiagnosis of various conditions, such as multiple sclerosis (see symptoms of multiple sclerosis). See symptoms of Vitamin B12 deficiency or more »

Rickets: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Causes of Rickets listed in Disease Database:

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Definitions of 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)

Childhood disease caused by deficiency of vitamin D and sunlight associated with impaired metabolism of calcium and phosphorus
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)

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 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 Institute of Health)

Detailed list of causes of Rickets

The list below shows some of the causes of Rickets mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Rickets?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Rickets. Of the 64 causes of Rickets that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 0 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 64 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Rickets:

The following list of conditions have 'Rickets' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Rickets:

The following list of medical conditions have Rickets or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.






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Causes of Rickets Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Rickets based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    What are the alternative names for Rickets:

    - (Source - Diseases Database)

    Classifications of Rickets:

    Medical Conditions associated with Rickets:

    Swollen bone (213 causes), Bone symptoms (2907 causes), Bone changes (235 causes), Swelling symptoms (3730 causes), Skeletal symptoms (4109 causes), Nutrition symptoms (614 causes)

    Symptoms related to Rickets:

    Leg symptoms (2751 causes), Posture symptoms (96 causes), Bone symptoms (2907 causes), Autosomal dominant hypophosphatemic rickets, Cystinosis, Ethotoin, Etidronate, Glutethimide, Hypokalaemic distal renal tubular acidosis, Hypophosphataemia, Hypophosphatasia, Malabsorption syndrome (62 causes), Nephropathic early-onset cystinosis

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