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.
Bone pain, weakness. Rickets is a weakening of the bones due to a deficiency of vitamin d and/or calcium. Symptoms include bone pain, which in an infant may present as fussiness. Other symptoms include muscle weakness, bowing of the legs, muscle spasms, and poor growth. The american academy of pediatrics recommends all infants receive 400 iu of vitamin d daily to prevent rickets. Sun exposure also helps.

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What are the symptoms of rickets disease in children?

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.

What are the signs and symptoms 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.