[2017] Johnathan Quang (Anatomy & Physiology): Rickets

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[2017] Johnathan Quang (Anatomy & Physiology): Rickets

Causes Rickets can occur if your child's body doesn't get enough vitamin D or if his or her body has problems using vitamin D properlyOccasionally, not getting enough calcium or lack of vitamin D can cause rickets.

TreatmentTreatment for rickets focuses on replacing the missing vitamin D, Calcium and Phosphorus from the body.

Signs/Symptoms1.Delayed Growth2. Pain in the spine,pelvis and legs3. Muscles Weakness4. Breastbone projection5. Bowed legs or knock knees6. Thickened wrists and ankles


Who Is at Risk?1. Rickets is most common in children who are between 6 and 36 months old.2. Children of African, Pacific Islander, and Middle Eastern descent are at the highest risk for rickets because they have dark skin

PreventionEat a diet that includes adequate amounts of calcium, phosphorous, and vitamin D. Rickets can also be prevented with moderate sun exposure.

PrognosisIf rickets is not corrected while the child is still growing, skeletal deformities and short stature may be permanent.

Estavan Torres and Johnathan Quang




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