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What are the symptoms of rickets?

Rickets affects a child's bones and teeth. However, the symptoms develop gradually. Children may experience pain in the legs, pelvis, and spine, and their teeth may grow slowly or abnormally. Rickets makes the bones weak, which may cause fractures and stunted growth. Bowing in the legs, curving in the spine, and other bone deformities may also develop.

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What do I need to know about caring for someone with rickets?
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Caring for someone with rickets involves making certain that they maintain proper levels of vitamin ...
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Is there a cure for rickets?
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Rickets is curable if the underlying cause is resolved quickly and no permanent damage has been done...
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What is rickets?
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Rickets used to be a fairly common childhood disease due to vitamin D deficiency and lack of sunligh...
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How common is rickets?
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During the twentieth century, rickets was not very common in developed countries like the United Sta...
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