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How do other illnesses affect rickets?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Illnesses that involve the production or absorption of certain vitamins, calcium, or phosphorus increase your risk for getting rickets. Kidney or liver disorders, like renal tubular acidosis, may affect rickets. If you have celiac disease or are lactose intolerant, it may make you more susceptible to rickets because you might consume less vitamin D and calcium.

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