Other Names for this Disease
- Vitamin-D deficiency rickets
- Nutritional rickets
- Hypovitaminosis D
- Vitamin D deficiency disease
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The treatment for rickets depends on the cause of the condition. If rickets is caused by a lack of vitamin D in the diet, then it is usually treated with carefully adjusted levels of vitamin D and calcium. The child's condition may improve within a few weeks of treatment. If rickets is caused by an inherited disorder or another medical condition, a healthcare provider would determine the appropriate treatment.
Last updated: 7/26/2013
- Rickets: What It Is and How It's Treated. FamilyDoctor.org. September 2007; http://familydoctor.org/online/famdocen/home/children/parents/special/bone/902.printerview.html. Accessed 4/14/2008.
- ClinicalTrials.gov lists trials that are studying or have studied Rickets. Click on the link to go to ClinicalTrials.gov to read descriptions of these studies.