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My daughter has rachitis. How will this affect her?
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Dr. Robert Choate
Pediatrics
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Robert Choate
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John Landefeld
General Practice
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In brief: Bone development
Rachitis (also known as rickets) results from a deficiency of vitamin d, caused either by malabsorption or insufficient dietary levels.
As a result, bones 'soften' or fail to grow properly. As a result, patients can develop skeletal deformities or fractures. Depending on the cause, treatment via sunlight exposure, diet, and supplements may improve status.

In brief: Bone development
Rachitis (also known as rickets) results from a deficiency of vitamin d, caused either by malabsorption or insufficient dietary levels.
As a result, bones 'soften' or fail to grow properly. As a result, patients can develop skeletal deformities or fractures. Depending on the cause, treatment via sunlight exposure, diet, and supplements may improve status.
John Landefeld
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