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how does rickets disease affect organs?

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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 can also cause a lot of other things like low mood and energy and risk for infection
Answered on Oct 4, 2015

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