Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Osteomalacia Childhood Incidence

Facts about rickets:

  • Rickets is rare in the United States.
  • Rickets is most common during periods of rapid growth, when the body requires calcium and phosphate for bone growth.
  • Rickets is most common in young children between 6 and 24 months of age.

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Last Updated: Feb 10, 2009 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Osteomalacia Childhood References
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