Other Names for this Disease
- Vitamin-D deficiency rickets
- Nutritional rickets
- Hypovitaminosis D
- Vitamin D deficiency disease
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vitamin D, which helps growing bones absorb important nutrients. Vitamin D comes from sunlight and food. Skin produces vitamin D in response to the sun's rays. Some foods also contain vitamin D, including fortified dairy products and cereals, and some kinds of fish.Rickets is a condition that causes children to have soft, weak bones. It usually occurs when children do not get enough
Last updated: 7/26/2013
- Rickets. MedlinePlus Web site. September 9, 2007; http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/rickets.html. Accessed 4/14/2008.
- Genetics Home Reference (GHR) contains information on Rickets. This website is maintained by the National Library of Medicine.
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- The Office of Dietary Supplements provides more information on vitamin D. You can view this information by clicking on the Office of Dietary Supplements link.
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- The Monarch Initiative brings together data about this condition from humans and other species to help physicians and biomedical researchers. Monarch’s tools are designed to make it easier to compare the signs and symptoms (phenotypes) of different diseases and discover common features. This initiative is a collaboration between several academic institutions across the world and is funded by the National Institutes of Health. Visit the website to explore the biology of this condition.
- PubMed is a searchable database of medical literature and lists journal articles that discuss Rickets. Click on the link to view a sample search on this topic.