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can rickets be mistaken for child abuse in very young babies born with severe vitamin d and calcium deficiency? please help!

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Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: Rickets can have pseudofractures as well as deformities. You need to have a pediatric rheumatologist or endocrinologist assist you in the care.
Answered on Mar 19, 2016
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Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Child abuse: Yes rickets can be mistaken for child abuse especially if fbone fractures occur
Answered on Sep 15, 2014
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