Rickets is a condition that results in weak or soft bones in children. Symptoms include bowed legs, stunted growth, bone pain, large forehead, trouble sleeping. Complications may include bone fractures, muscle spasms, an abnormally curved spine, or intellectual disability; the most common cause of rickets is a vitamin D deficiency. This can result from eating a diet without enough vitamin D, dark skin, too little sun exposure, exclusive breastfeeding without vitamin D supplementation, celiac disease, certain genetic conditions. Other factors may include not enough phosphorus; the underlying mechanism involves insufficient calcification of the growth plate. Diagnosis is based on blood tests finding a low calcium, low phosphorus, a high alkaline phosphatase together with X-rays. Prevention for breastfed babies is vitamin D supplements. Otherwise, treatment depends on the underlying cause. If due to a lack of vitamin D, treatment is with vitamin D and calcium; this results in improvements within a few weeks.

Bone deformities may improve over time. Surgery may be done to correct bone deformities. Genetic forms of the disease require specialized treatment. Rickets occurs commonly in the Middle East and Asia, it is uncommon in the United States and Europe, except among certain minority groups. It begins in childhood between the ages of 3 and 18 months old. Rates of disease are equal in females. Cases of what is believed to have been rickets have been described since the 1st century, the condition was widespread in the Roman Empire; the disease was common into the 20th century. Early treatments included the use of cod liver oil. Signs and symptoms of rickets can include bone tenderness, a susceptibility for bone fractures greenstick fractures. Early skeletal deformities can arise in infants such as soft, thinned skull bones – a condition known as craniotabes, the first sign of rickets. Young children may have bowed thickened ankles and wrists. Spinal curvatures of kyphoscoliosis or lumbar lordosis may be present.

The pelvic bones may be deformed. A condition known as rachitic rosary can result as the thickening caused by nodules forming on the costochondral joints; this appears as a visible bump in the middle of each rib in a line on each side of the body. This somewhat resembles a rosary; the deformity of a pigeon chest may result in the presence of Harrison's groove. Hypocalcemia, a low level of calcium in the blood can result in tetany – uncontrolled muscle spasms. Dental problems can arise. An X-ray or radiograph of an advanced sufferer from rickets tends to present in a classic way: the bowed legs and a deformed chest. Changes in the skull occur causing a distinctive "square headed" appearance known as "caput quadratum"; these deformities persist into adult life. Long-term consequences include permanent curvatures or disfiguration of the long bones, a curved back. Maternal deficiencies may be the cause of overt bone disease from before birth and impairment of bone quality after birth; the primary cause of congenital rickets is vitamin D deficiency in the mother's blood, which the baby shares.

Vitamin D ensures that serum phosphate and calcium levels are sufficient to facilitate the mineralization of bone. Congenital rickets may be caused by other maternal diseases, including severe osteomalacia, untreated celiac disease, pre-eclampsia, premature birth. Rickets in children is similar to osteoporosis in the elderly, with brittle bones. Pre-natal care includes ensuring that any deficiencies are supplemented. Breast-fed infants may require rickets prevention by vitamin D supplementation or an increased exposure to sunlight. In sunny countries such as Nigeria, South Africa, Bangladesh, there is sufficient endogenous vitamin D due to exposure to the sun. However, the disease occurs among older toddlers and children in these countries, which in these circumstances is attributed to low dietary calcium intakes due to a cereal-based diet; those at higher risk for developing rickets include: Breast-fed infants whose mothers are not exposed to sunlight Breast-fed infants who are not exposed to sunlight Breast-fed babies who are exposed to little sunlight Adolescents, in particular when undergoing the pubertal growth spurt Any child whose diet does not contain enough vitamin D or calciumDiseases causing soft bones in infants, like hypophosphatasia or hypophosphatemia can lead to rickets.

Strontium is allied with calcium uptake into bones. Sunlight ultraviolet light, lets human skin cells convert vitamin D from an inactive to active state. In the absence of vitamin D, dietary calcium is not properly absorbed, resulting in hypocalcaemia, leading to skeletal and dental deformities and neuromuscular symptoms, e.g. hyperexcitability. Foods that contain vitamin D include butter, fish liver oils, fortified milk and juice and shiitake mushrooms, oily fishes such as tuna and salmon. A rare X-linked dominant form exists called vitamin D-resistant rickets or X-linked hypophosphatemia. Cases have been reported in Britain in recent years of rickets in children of many social backgrounds caused by insufficient production in the body of vitamin D because the sun's ultraviolet light was not reaching the skin due to use of strong sunblock, too much "covering up" in sunlight, or not getting out into the sun. Other cases have been

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