22/06/2013 by admin | Rheumatology
  1. Impaired mineralization of skeleton in childhood.


3 congenital causes:

  1. Hypophoshatemic rickets (X-linked)
  2. Congenital 1a-hydroxylase deficiency
  3. Congenital vitamin D resistance.


P/c: Causes bone pain, deformities, muscle weakness and growth retardation as well as the increased fracture risk.



  1. The treatment and prevention of rickets is known as antirachitic.
  2. Increasing dietary intake of calcium, phosphates and vitamin D.
  3. Exposure to UVB light, cod liver oil, halibut-liver oil, and viosterol are all sources of vitamin D. 
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