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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Hard to find: Rickets requires a deficiency of vitamin D to extremely low levels. The usual RDA of 400 u per is designed to totally prevent this condition and vit ... Read More

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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Hofkin
27 years experience Radiology
Soft bones: Rickets is a disorder of children caused by a lack of vitamin D, calcium, It leads to softening and weakening of the bones. Usually caused by lack of ... Read More
A 1-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Rickets has 3 types: Tests include vitamin D level, alkaline phosphatase, parathyroid hormone, electrolytes, BUN and creatinine, X-rays, etc... Rickets findings may includ ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Vitamin D deficiency: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rickets
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Yes and no: Normal bone growth and mineralization require adequate calcium and phosphate. Rickets refers to deficient mineralization at growth plates, whereas ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: They are the same - caused by a genetic mutation.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Poor mineralization : Longstanding untreated rickets results in greenstick fracture, bowlegs, kyphosis (hunchback), short stature, and rarely infantile tetany. The muscle ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
34 years experience Internal Medicine
A bone growth prob.: Rickets refers to deficient mineralization of the growth plates of bone. It can be predominantly related to either deficiency of calcium or phosphoru ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Fe -Ca: Ida is common in young menstruating females. Calcium deficiency? Quite odd at any age. Wonder if your Albumin is normal giving a falsely low calcium ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Scott Katz
25 years experience Pediatrics
Bone pain, weakness: Rickets is a weakening of the bones due to a deficiency of vitamin d and/or calcium. Symptoms include bone pain, which in an infant may present as fus ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. William A Biermann
45 years experience Medical Oncology
Genetic or not: Brittle bone disease is an inherited disorder of bone that is called osteogenesis imperfecta. Osteopenia and osteoporosis are disease of the bone w ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
27 years experience Pediatrics
Multiple symptoms: May include the following: leg, spine and/or hip pain, poor growth, bowed legs, protruding breast bone, muscle pain, delayed walking or refusal to wa ... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Vit D deficiency: Limited exposure to the sun, obesity, malabsorption, age.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Oh
Dr. Chris Oh answered
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Take supplements: A simple blood test can tell you if you are deficient. If severe i recommend 50k units weekly, if not 1000-4000u daily.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Malabsorption: Certain malabsorption syndromes can lead to this. Also certain areas in the world who lack essential vitamins. Also people who do not eat a healthy ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Your family doctor: Your primary care doctor has truing to diagnose and treat Rickets, ,although rare at 21 .
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
The broken ones hurt: Osteogenesis imperfecta patients have weakened, brittle bones. The bones break easily and broken bones are painful. A patient appearing in pain should ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience Pain Management
Ca++ or C: Calcium is ca++, an element. Not to be confused with ascorbic acid, a water-soluble vitamin also known as vitamin c.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Dr. Ashu Syal answered
29 years experience Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis
Ca oxalate in urine: Calcium oxalate crystals in urine are common even in normal persona based upon the diet that they took in past 24 hrs. The question is --- what is you ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Low vitamin D!: Low vitamin d is associated with metabolic syndrome, or the cluster of sx caused by Insulin resistance, which includes torso obesity. Low vitamin corr ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Yes: It is an inherited defect in the formation of one type of collagen that is essential for bone formation.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
27 years experience Pediatrics
Can't miss it: Exclusively seen in young children, rickets occurs for different reasons, but most commonly in this country - vitamin d deficiency. Bones faily to pro ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
No: Vitamin d can help psoriasis. There is no direct link between eczema and and vitamin d, but topical vitamin d may help eczema in sensitive areas with ... Read More
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Dr. Laura McMullen
20 years experience Pediatrics
There : There are multiple kinds of kidney associated hereditary rickets that all have different patterns of inheritance. Many are "autosomal recessive" whic ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
36 years experience Holistic Medicine
Typically not: Not known to be specifically related.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 years experience Hand Surgery
Vit d deficiency: due to dietary absence or standard rickets gets better when the diet improves. Long term changes to the bones change in a growing child but after bone ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
B12: You need this vitamin to synthesize DNA (T's from U's). If you can't do this, the nuclear growth can't keep up with the cytoplasm and the red cells e ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ravinder Nagpaul
36 years experience Internal Medicine
See Below: The basic cause for Tetany is low calcium. In kids due to severe malabsorption or some other cases where there is a loss of Vit D in high amount lead ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. William A Biermann
45 years experience Medical Oncology
Not typically: Melanoma can spread to the stomach or bowel and cause blood loss and decreased iron. Vitamin d is not usually impaired by melanoma.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Your pediatrician: Every pediatrician should feel comfortable to treat vitamin d deficient rickets (nutritional). Unusual forms of rickets, e.g., vitamin d dependent/re ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
D Deficiency: Very unlikely to cause sacroiliitis. More importantly do not underdo or overdo vitamin D dosing. 500 mg a day is OK. London's weather won't bother you ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
27 years experience Pediatrics
Cause??: The most common cause of rickets is severe vitamin d deficiency. Muscle spasms associated with rickets are usually because of low calcium which can h ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Sipperley
49 years experience Ophthalmology
No and yes: Night blindness (nyctalopia) is usually associated with rp(retinitis pigmentosa) and we have no treatment available. Rickets are caused by a vitamins ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
No, : Hereditary vitamin d-resistant rickets (hvdrr). Hvdrr, an autosomal recessive disorder, is a very rare form of rickets. It is associated with end–org ... Read More
A 6-year-old female asked:
Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER
37 years experience Pediatrics
Not likely: Infant formula has a good balance of the vitamins and nutrients that babies need. I wouldn't recommend direct sun exposure for infants as they tend to ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thad Woodard
Specializes in Pediatrics
Be careful: You are correct that the ultra violet b rays of sunlight start the production of vit d in our skin...But there are risks as well...An increase in skin ... Read More
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