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Rickets


Other Names for this Disease

  • Hypovitaminosis D
  • Nutritional rickets
  • Vitamin D deficiency disease
  • Vitamin-D deficiency rickets
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Symptoms

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What are the signs and symptoms of rickets?

The signs and symptoms of rickets include:[1][2]
  • Bone pain or tenderness
  • Bowed (curved) legs
  • Large forehead
  • Stunted growth
  • Abnormally curved spine
  • Large abdomen
  • Abnormally shaped ribs and breastbone
  • Wide wrist and elbow joints
  • Teeth abnormalities
Last updated: 7/26/2013

References
  1. Van Voorhees BW. Rickets. MedlinePlus Web site. August 18, 2008; http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000344.htm. Accessed 4/14/2008.
  2. Rickets: What It Is and How It's Treated. FamilyDoctor.org. September 2007; http://familydoctor.org/online/famdocen/home/children/parents/special/bone/902.printerview.html. Accessed 4/14/2008.


Other Names for this Disease
  • Hypovitaminosis D
  • Nutritional rickets
  • Vitamin D deficiency disease
  • Vitamin-D deficiency rickets
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.