Rickets is a common vitamin deficiency disease caused by the absence of Vitamin D, phosphorous and calcium in one’s diet. It affects the limbs, especially legs which suffer from deformation as the bone structure undergoes complete change and weakening. This is extremely chronic and must be attended to at the very onset of symptoms which include bone and muscle weakness, dental problems, easy fractures, and skeletal deformity from childhood. Sometimes it may lead to hypocalcemia, chronic renal failure, and epidermal nevus syndrome too.
HOW IS RICKETS DIAGNOSED?
When rickets is caused by deficiency of calcium, symptoms such as diarrhea and vomiting may arise.