Osteomalacia & Rickets

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Osteomalacia & Rickets:

Vitamin D deficiency
From -insufficient dietary intake, lack of sun exposure, malabsorption, and defective metabolism

Rickets:
Impaired mineralisation of bone during childhood.

Clinical features:
Usually have bone pain, deformity (eg genu valgum, coxa vara), fractures, muscle weakness

Osteomalacia:
“Soft bones” from impaired deposition of hydroxyapatite in mature bone

Clinical features:
Pain, deformity – especially in long bones and pelvis

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