Problem

Rickets

Other Names:
Osteomalacia
Rachitis
Nature:

Rickets is a disease that affects bone growth—producing soft and weak bones—in children and adolescents. It is usually caused by an extreme and prolonged lack of vitamin D. There are other rare genetic problems that can also cause rickets.

 

Incidence:

This is an extremely rare disease, usually amounting to less than 1,000 cases per year in the US. 

Broader Problems:
Vitamin D deficiency
Web Page(s):
// Rickets
Subject(s):
Medicine Pathology
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
03.12.2019 – 21:37 CET