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Which specialist should I see to treat rickets

A 21-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
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Peds endocrinologist: Pediatric endocrinologists are specialists trained to diagnose and treat rickets. Rickets is a metabolic bone disease seen exclusively in children.

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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
53 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Failed GNRH release: Hypogonadotrophic hypogonadism is complicated, and is caused by failure of stimulation of the sexual organs (testes or ovaries) by the pituitary in ei ... Read More
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A 21-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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Dr. Laura McMullen
20 years experience Pediatrics
There : There are different kinds of diseases and deficiencies that can cause rickets or rickets-type symptoms such as: - vitamin d deficiency - calcium defic ... Read More
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A 34-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
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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They still do: Rickets is a metabolic bone disease of children which is usually the result of severe vitamin d deficiency, but can also have other causes. Vitamin d ... Read More
A 37-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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carl Decker
23 years experience Radiology
Most cases in kids: Rickets is a softening of the bones caused most often by vitamin d deficiency, but calcium deficiency can also be a cause. Most cases occur in childre ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitzi Scotten
27 years experience Pediatrics
Mostly bones: Rickets mostly causes problems in the bones- they are weak and do not form straightly and are less hard than normal Low vitamin D- that causes rickets ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carl Decker
23 years experience Radiology
Low Vit D: Vitamin d or calcium deficiency can lead to rickets. These days rickets is most often seen in the setting of childhood malnutrition. Risk factors incl ... Read More

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