Rickets is a bone disorder in children that occurs due to vitamin D deficiency. This condition can result in the poor development of bones and has an increased tendency to break. Children affected by rickets will show a bending in the spine and thickening in the ankle joints. The joints that are bent will resemble a bow and are known as bow legs. The abdomen will be protruded, and the child will also have a pigeon’s chest.
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Query: Hello doctor, I have a baby boy who is 1 year 8 months old and his weight is only 18.52 lbs (birth weight 5.73 lbs). Before one month, I recognized some irregularity in his walking and went for an X-ray and blood test by the recommendation of a doctor. And diagnosed that his vitamin D and calcium va... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, rickets is completely reversible and nothing permanent. Your babies values are very mildly affected. So, by the course you are giving him it will be cured completely. Your pregnancy chicken pox has nothing to do with his condition presently. So do not feel g... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, There is a baby girl in our orphanage, who has bowlegs. She was abandoned at birth, and she is four years old. What treatment can be offered to her? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This condition is caused by many disorders. One of the commonest situation to cause this is vitamin D deficiency or rickets. Get the following investigations done: Serum calcium. Phosphate. Alkaline phosphatase. Urea. Creatinine. Vitamin D level. Hemoglobin.... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, My son is 1.7 years. He had rickets sometimes back and was put on supplements for six months. Upon taking him for review, alkaline phosphatase was extremely high but calcium level was okay and was referred to an endocrinologist. Upon doing several laboratory tests, TSH was okay, PTH wa... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Rickets can be due to vitamin D deficiency or hypophosphatemia. You did not tell me the phosphate level in blood of your child. The hypo-phosphatemic form of rickets is resistant to vitamin D supplement. As X-ray is normal, this is a remote possibility in your child. A... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, My 2 year old child has knock knees. Is there any treatment for this condition without surgery? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to iIcliniq.com. Knock knees or genu valgum is a condition in which the leg is misaligned to thigh and grows outwards. There is inability to touch both the feet together due to inward angulation of the knee. It can be both physiological and secondary to an underlying metabolic conditi... Read Full »