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Osteomalacia

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Introduction
Rickets is a condition that affects bone development in children. It causes the bones to become soft and weak, which can lead to bone deformities.
Symptoms of rickets
Rickets causes a child's bones to become soft and weak, which can lead to bone deformities.
Causes of rickets
Rickets usually occurs because of a lack of vitamin D and calcium, although it can also be caused by a genetic defect or another health condition.
Treating rickets
Most cases of rickets are caused by a vitamin D and calcium deficiency. Therefore, rickets is usually treated by increasing a child's intake of vitamin D and calcium.
Preventing rickets
There are several steps you can take to help prevent rickets. These include ensuring that your child has a healthy, balanced diet and spends some time outside in the sun.