Rickets | Diagnosis & Tests

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How can my doctor tell if my child has rickets?

Your doctor will ask about your family health history and your child's health and diet. Your child will need a full physical exam. Blood tests and X-rays of the arms or legs can also help your doctor determine if your child has rickets.

Source

Rickets: Not a Disease of the Past by LS Nield, M.D., P Mahajan, M.D., M.P.H., A Joshi, M.D., and D Kamat, M.D., PH.D. (American Family Physician August 15, 2006, http://www.aafp.org/afp/20060815/619.html)

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Reviewed/Updated: 04/14
Created: 09/06

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