Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Childhood Osteomalacia Underlying Cause

Vitamin D deficiency is the most common cause of rickets. Additional causes of rickets include a lack of calcium or phosphorous.

Causes for rickets include:

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Last Updated: Jul 8, 2009 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Childhood Osteomalacia References
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