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Dr. Nela Cordero
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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What is the definition or description of: rickets?

What is the definition or description of: rickets?

VITAMIN D DEF.: Inadequate sun exposure causes rickets which is vit d deficiency. Impairs bone mineralization in kids and osteomalacia in adults. ...Read more

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Dr. Jay Park
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How does rickets affect the body?

Poor mineralization : Longstanding untreated rickets results in greenstick fracture, bowlegs, kyphosis (hunchback), short stature, and rarely infantile tetany. The muscles are poorly developed with low tone. ...Read more

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Dr. Pamela Lindor
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What are the symptoms of rickets?

What are the symptoms of rickets?

Abnormal bones: Rickets is caused by severe deficiency of vitd. It causes poor growth, bone pain and bone abnormalities such as scoliosis and bowed legs. ...Read more

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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Board Certified, Pediatric Endocrinology
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What are the signs and symptome of rickets?

What are the signs and symptome of rickets?

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 walk, thickened wrists/ankles, bumps along the ribs. ...Read more

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Dr. Joseph Roosth
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What is rickets disease?

What is  rickets disease?

A bone growth prob.: Rickets refers to deficient mineralization of the growth plates of bone. It can be predominantly related to either deficiency of calcium or phosphorus. It is commonly treated with adequate nutrition and vitamin d therapy. ...Read more

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Dr. Addagada Rao
Board Certified, General Surgery
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Who do you see to diagnose Rickets??

Who do you see to diagnose Rickets??

Your family doctor: Your primary care doctor has truing to diagnose and treat Rickets, ,although rare at 21 . ...Read more

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Dr. Ashu Syal
Board Certified, Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis
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I was suffering rickets. When i was child calcium oxalate was diagnosed.Skeleton deformities.Now urine test calcium oxalate is +. What I do now? 23 yr

Ca oxalate in urine: Calcium oxalate crystals in urine are common even in normal persona based upon the diet that they took in past 24 hrs. The question is --- what is your urine calcium to creatinine ratio and if that is significantly high, thiazides diuretics will help in preventing renal losses of calcium and prevention of renal stone formation. Consult your nephrologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Board Certified, Pediatric Endocrinology
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How do you know if you have. Rickets?

Can't miss it: Exclusively seen in young children, rickets occurs for different reasons, but most commonly in this country - vitamin d deficiency. Bones faily to properly mineralize so legs may become bowed as bones soft. The toddler might have leg pain and refuse to walk. The soft spot on top of the head of a baby may not close on time. Rickets are easily identified on long bone x-rays and through blood tests. ...Read more

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Dr. Laura McMullen
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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Can hereditary rickets be prevented? My family has a genetic kidney disorder that causes rickets. Is it possible to take steps to prevent my children from getting rickets this way?

There : There are multiple kinds of kidney associated hereditary rickets that all have different patterns of inheritance. Many are "autosomal recessive" which means that the child must get an affected gene from each parent in order to have the disease. Some are x-linked which means that women carry the gene and men get the disease. The other type is "autosomal dominant" which means that you only need one gene to have the disease and that gene can come from either parent. The best thing to do is discuss your type of family rickets with your doctor. They may refer you to a genetic counselor to discuss the risk of your children in developing the disease. Prevention depends on what kind of rickets run in your family, your gender, whether you have the disease or are a carrier, and who the partner is with whom you want to have children. ...Read more

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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Board Certified, Pediatric Endocrinology
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Which specialist should I see to treat rickets?

Which specialist should I see to treat rickets?

Peds endocrinologist: Pediatric endocrinologists are specialists trained to diagnose and treat rickets. Rickets is a metabolic bone disease seen exclusively in children. ...Read more

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