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In This Article
- Rickets facts
- What is rickets?
- What is the history of rickets?
- What causes rickets?
- What are rickets symptoms and signs?
- How do health-care professionals diagnose rickets?
- What is the treatment for rickets?
- Who are the specialists who treat rickets?
- What is the prognosis for rickets?
- Is it possible to prevent rickets?