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Rickets causes a child's bones to become soft and weak, which can lead to bone deformities.
The signs and symptoms of rickets can include:
These symptoms can also affect adults who have soft bones (osteomalacia).
Some children with rickets may also have low levels of calcium in their blood (hypocalcaemia). This can make the symptoms of rickets worse and can also cause muscle cramps, twitching, tingling in the hands and feet, and fits.
If your child has any signs or symptoms of rickets, such as bone pain, delayed growth, muscle weakness or skeletal problems, take them to your GP for a check-up.
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