Other Names for this Disease
- Hypovitaminosis D
- Nutritional rickets
- Vitamin D deficiency disease
- Vitamin-D deficiency rickets
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vitamin D, which helps growing bones absorb important nutrients. Vitamin D comes from sunlight and food. Skin produces vitamin D in response to the sun's rays. Some foods also contain vitamin D, including fortified dairy products and cereals, and some kinds of fish.Rickets is a condition that causes children to have soft, weak bones. It usually occurs when children do not get enough
Last updated: 7/26/2013
- Rickets. MedlinePlus Web site. September 9, 2007; http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/rickets.html. Accessed 4/14/2008.
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