Translation of rickets in Spanish:


raquitismo, n.

Pronunciation /ˈrɪkɪts//ˈrɪkɪts/


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    raquitismo masculine
    • To absorb calcium, the body needs adequate vitamin D. Lack of either can cause bone diseases such as rickets in children and osteoporosis in older people.
    • Its founder, Joseph Pilates, was born in Dusseldorf in 1880 and despite being a rather sickly child who suffered from rickets, asthma and rheumatic fever, he lived to the age of 87.
    • Exclusively breastfed infants are at increased risk of vitamin D deficiency and rickets.
    • Renal tubular defects result in a loss of calcium and phosphate in the urine leading to children with deficient mineralization of growing bone and rickets.
    • Bowleggedness beyond the age of 2 or bowleggedness that only occurs in one leg but not the other can be the sign of a larger problem, such as rickets or Blount disease.