A 34-year-old member asked:
Disclaimer

are there any kids with rickets in the u.s. nowadays?

1 doctor answer
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 D is usually added to milk. I imagine there are a few kids somewhere in the USA with extreme diets (enforced by well meaning parents) or with severe malabsorption problems who might have the condition. But I have not heard of them yet.
Answered on Dec 21, 2014

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
A Verified Doctor answered
A US doctor answered Learn more
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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
A Verified Doctor answered
A US doctor answered Learn more
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 wal ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience Pediatrics
See below: Dark skinned people cannot make as much vitamin d from sun exposure, as light skin people can. Vitamin d is needed for calcium absorption and bone for ... Read More
2
2 thanks
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
22 years experience Radiology
No: It is a bone disease secondary to vit d and calcium deficiency and is treatable.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month