Learn More about Rickets

  • Rickets can be occasionally caused in children with disorders of the liver or biliary (liver secretion) system, when fats and vitamin D are inadequately absorbed or when the vitamin D is not converted to its active form.
  • Renal osteodystrophy is a condition that occurs in people with chronic renal failure. The manifestation is virtually identical to that of rickets in children, and that of osteomalacia or osteoporosis in adults.
  • Rickets may be avoided by maintaining an adequate intake of calcium, phosphorous, and vitamin D. This may require dietary supplements in people with associated gastrointestinal or other disorders.
  • Renal causes of vitamin D should be treated promptly. Levels of calcium and phosphorous should be monitored regularly in people with renal disorders.
  • Some indications or signs of the disease revealed in the tests for diagnosis
  1. Serum calcium and serum phosphorus may below.
  2. Serum alkaline phosphatase may be high.
  3. Arterial blood gases may reveal metabolic acidosis.
  • The incidence of rickets has gone down considerably in the recent years due to the increase in fortified foods. However, it is still prevalent in many developing countries.

Comments

kasadiekay Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Hey everyone! I am 19 years old and I was born with Rickets. I couldn't walk but I could only crawl backwards. so my mom took me to several hospitals to figure out was wrong with her baby girl. no doctor could ever find out what was wrong with me. Then someone told my mom about the Shriners Hospital which has a bone center in Shreveport Louisiana. They are the best hospital I have ever been to! I have had a mickey-G-tube in my stomach for vitamins, tubes up my nose, I used to have to take shots every day to help me grow, and also 5 surgeries on my legs to help straight my bowed legs out. They would always bow again and come out negative but when I was in the seventh grade I had my last final surgery to straight my legs and ever since then I am doing great! Shriners Hospital is an amazing hospital and I would advise any young child to go there for help they inspired me and made me want to go to college to become a nurse and work there one day to help kids in need just like they help me.

Rickets Saturday, July 20, 2013

Please help me i am a poor man and i have rickets problem please help me.

shadmah Sunday, July 8, 2012

please may i know the differential diagnosis of rickets

vanna21 Sunday, January 15, 2012

hiii im a 21 year old female I have Hypophosphatemic rickets I have never had any operations im trying to see how to go about doing so any tipss??

cif12 Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Do you have deformities?

jennacismowski Thursday, September 13, 2012

I am 22 years old [girl] with hypophosphatemia, i had a surgery when i was 14 years old to close the growth plates in my knees to stop any more bowing in my legs. if you live close, at all, to California, UCSF is awesome. i am currently in a study for a new drug for treatment of this disease and so far, the drug has been helping me a lot. i still have a lot of bone pain and joint pains, but it does seem to be helping.

nee_naw95 Thursday, October 24, 2013

Hey I am an 18 year old female and I am in the same situation. I have currently been getting more sharper pains my legs and find it really difficult to walk. Although I don't know whether to get the operation if it is just for cosmetic reasons.

Sana17 Sunday, June 5, 2011

i am 17 turning 18 this year, i had an operation last august on my left leg due to rickets and had metal plates placed in, this august i am having surgery again so that they can take the metal out, and then the same procedure is taking place on my right leg and then next summer theyre taking the metal plate out on right leg, they adjusted the alignment, i didnt realise alot of people have rickets until i saw this

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