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Rickets causes a child's bones to become soft and weak, which can lead to bone deformities.
TheÂ 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 canÂ make the symptoms of rickets worse and can also causeÂ muscle cramps, twitching, tingling in the hands and feet, and fits.
If your child has any signs or symptoms of rickets,Â such asÂ bone pain, delayed growth, muscle weakness or skeletal problems, take them to yourÂ GP for a check-up.
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