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Rickets causes soft, weak bones in children. It usually occurs when they do not get enough vitamin D, which helps growing bones absorb the minerals calcium and phosphorous. It can also happen when calcium or phosphorus levels are too low.

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  1. Rickets (National Library of Medicine)  
    Rickets causes soft, weak bones in children. It usually occurs when they do not get enough vitamin ... such as celiac disease In addition to dietary rickets, children can get an inherited form of the ...
  2. Osteomalacia in children; Vitamin D deficiency; Renal rickets; Hepatic rickets ... phosphorous in your diet can also lead to rickets. Rickets caused by a lack of these minerals ...
  3. ... literature OMIM Genetic disorder catalog Conditions > Hereditary hypophosphatemic rickets On this page: Description Genetic changes Inheritance Diagnosis ...
  4. ... Reviewed August 2014 What is vitamin D-dependent rickets? Vitamin D-dependent rickets is a disorder of ... as well. How common is vitamin D-dependent rickets? Rickets affects an estimated 1 in 200,000 ...
  5. Calcitonin May Be an Effective Treatment for a Heritable Form of Rickets From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases)  
    ... An Effective Treatment for a Heritable Form of Rickets An important advance in the understanding of X- ... hypophosphatemia (XLH)—the most common heritable form of rickets—has led NIAMS-supported scientists to a potential ...
  6. Rickets (American Academy of Family Physicians)  
    MENU Return to Web version Rickets Overview What is rickets? Rickets is a disorder that affects the bones, causing them to soften and break easily. It is ...
  7. ClinicalTrials.gov: Rickets From the National Institutes of Health (National Institutes of Health)  
  8. ClinicalTrials.gov: Rickets, Hypophosphatemic From the National Institutes of Health (National Institutes of Health)  
  9. Rickets (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)  
  10. Neonatal rickets; Brittle bones - premature infants; Weak bones - premature infants; Osteopenia of prematurity
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