Michael P. D'Alessandro, M.D.
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The causes of rickets include calcium deficiency due to Vitamin D deficiency or abnormality of metabolism, dietary calcium deficiency, phosphate deficiency due to decreased gut absorption or increased renal losses, neurofibromatosis, fluorosis, hypophosphatasia. In hypophosphatemic Vitamin D resistant rickets (renal rickets) the renal tubules can't resorb phosphorous.
Radiographic changes are less severe than other types of rickets.
See References Chapter.
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