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Is rickets serious?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Although a simple dietary change can cure rickets in its early stages, serious complications can result if rickets is left untreated. In addition to having chronic problems with bone growth and dental health, your child might experience a developmental delay in motor skills. A child with rickets could also experience seizures and ultimately have very stunted growth.

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