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My daughter has rachitis. How will this affect her?

My daughter has rachitis. How will this affect her?

Rickets: This is a vitamin d deficiency, causing improper mineralization of the skeletal bones. It can be nutritional or due to resistance or dependence of vitamin d. Diagnosis can be blood tests and xrays. Treatment is oral vitamin d and plenty of sunshine. Lack of treatment leads to soft bones and easy fractures. If untreated during major growth years, bowing of long bones and other skeletal deformities. ...Read more

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Rachitis (Definition)

Rachitis, also called rickets, is a condition whereby the bones are weakened and grow poorly due to not having enough vitamin ...Read more


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If i suspect my child may have rickets, can I treat it without a doctor visit? I suspect my daughter might have rickets–she is dark-skinned, and we live in a cloudy, northern city and are vegetarians. Can i just start supplementing with calcium and vitami

If i suspect my child may have rickets, can I treat it without a doctor visit? I suspect my daughter might have rickets–she is dark-skinned, and we live in a cloudy, northern city and are vegetarians. Can i just start supplementing with calcium and vitami

There : There are different kinds of diseases and deficiencies that can cause rickets or rickets-type symptoms such as: - vitamin d deficiency - calcium deficiency - phosphorus deficiency - bone diseases such as hypophosphatasia - jansen syndrome - a form of dwarfism that causes similar joint abnormalities seen in rickets - vitamin d resistant rickets because of all of these possibilities which require different treatments, you should take your daughter to her doctor it you suspect rickets. Blood tests and x-rays can help differentiate and diagnose the cause of rickets to ensure appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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My daughter shes 9 month old but no teeth is there a problem/nutritional deficiencies what should I do or like rickets or hypopituritism hypo help?

My daughter shes 9 month old but no teeth is there a problem/nutritional deficiencies what should I do or like rickets or hypopituritism hypo help?

Normal no problem.: Onset of tooth eruption is variable but usually symmetrical, first eruption; lower central incisors usually between 6 to 10 mths. Need for dental assessment; if no eruption after age 16 months, eruption is asymmetric , other abnormalities suggesting an associated medical syndrome. Lack of space in the jaw and a familial tendency may also cause delayed eruption. www.healthtap.com/dr-nnebe ...Read more

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What can I do to not get rachitis?

What can I do to not get rachitis?

If you mean...: ...Rickets, the most common type is a vitamin d deficiency. Vitamin d is made in the skin by sunlight, and is also present in fish and milk. ...Read more

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What are the tests for rachitis?

What are the tests for rachitis?

= rickets: Blood tests for 25-hydroxy vitamin d, alkaline phosphatase, calcium and phosphorus; wrist xray to look for widening. A trial of vitamin d supplementation will distinguish deficiency rickets from resistant rickets. ...Read more

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What are the presenting symptoms of rachitis?

You mean "rickets?": Vitamin d deficiency presents with soft, under-mineralized bones, especially at growth plates; "beaded" rib tips and widened wrists and ankles are usually the earliest signs. If you mean "orchitis, " that's testicular inflammation, with swollen painful testicles. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for rachitis?

What is the treatment for rachitis?

= rickets: Vitamin d supplementation for the common deficiency rickets. Vitamin-d-resistant rickets is more complicated. ...Read more

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If i was born with rachitis, could it affect me now in any ways? I lose a lot of hair, would that have anything to do with the rachitis?

Dysraphism?rickets?: I am unsure what condition you are suffering from. Is it a spinal dysraphism where the spinal canal is not fully closed or is it a disease of vitamin d deficiency rickets? Both should be managed by experts, a pediatric spine surgeon for dysraphism or an endocrinologist for the rickets. ...Read more

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Are there any kids with rickets in the U.S. nowadays?

Are there any kids with rickets in the U.S. nowadays?

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. ...Read more

Dr. Linda DiMeglio
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Rickets (Definition)

Inadequate sun exposure causes rickets which is vit d deficiency. Impairs bone mineralization in kids ...Read more