When the condition is bilateral it is usually the result of disease in the bone, rickets most frequently in this country.
Tuberculosis and rickets carried on their evil work unchecked.
The blocks lie loose upon each other, and are not always large enough to give one a sense of anything except the rickets.
Excessive perspiration when sleeping is an early symptom of rickets.
A common cause of late sitting, standing, or walking is rickets.
It is increased also by pain in rickets, and especially in some affections of the lungs.
The feeding of children on corn flour, often made with but little milk, is a fruitful source of rickets.
rickets, during infancy, is the most common cause of spinal curvature.
Such baths are, however, not to be used on epileptics or on children suffering from rickets, weak circulation or general debility.
I forthwith entered into an explanation of the causes of rickets.
disease caused by vitamin D deficiency, 1630s, of uncertain origin. Originally a local name for the disease in Dorset and Somerset, England. Some derive it from a Dorset word, rucket "to breathe with difficulty," but the sense connection is difficult. The Modern Latin name for the disease, rachitis, comes from Greek rhakhis "spine" (see rachitic), but this was chosen by English physician Daniel Whistler (1619-1684) for resemblance to rickets.
rickets rick·ets (rĭk'ĭts)
A deficiency disease resulting from a lack of vitamin D or calcium and from insufficient exposure to sunlight, characterized by defective bone growth and occurring chiefly in children. Also called infantile osteomalacia, juvenile osteomalacia, rachitis.
A bone disease seen mostly in children, caused by a deficiency of vitamin D, usually as a result of inadequate dietary intake or lack of exposure to sunlight. This deficiency causes decreased calcium absorption from the intestine and abnormalities in formation and mineralization of skeletal bone, resulting in defective bone growth and deformity.