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Is there a cure for rickets?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Rickets is curable if the underlying cause is resolved quickly and no permanent damage has been done to the bones. Rickets is caused by a vitamin D deficiency, which leads to an imbalance of calcium and phosphorus levels in the body. Maintaining the proper level of these vitamins and minerals will cure rickets. If the skeletal damage has progressed significantly, surgery may be required.

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