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  • Body Lice
    Body lice, or rickets, are parasitic insects that thrive in the human body and eventually cause typhus. This was once a dreaded disease during World War I. [read more]

  • Fanconi syndrome, renal, with nephrocalcinosis and renal stones
    Fanconi Syndrome (also called Fanconi's syndrome) is a disorder in which the proximal tubular function of the kidney is impaired, leading to an decreased reabsorption of electrolytes and nutrients back into the bloodstream. Compounds involved include glucose, uric acid, amino acids, phosphate and bicarbonate. [read more]

  • Funnel Chest
    Funnel chest is a congenital deformity wherein several ribs grow in such a way that they produce a sunken appearance of the chest. This abnormal development usually begins during puberty. [read more]

  • Genu varum
    Genu varum is a physical deformity often called “bow-leggedness” as it manifests as an outward curving of the legs, with great resemblance to a bow. This is characterized by the deformity in both the femur and tibia. It is important to note that if the curvature is only found on the tibia and not on the femur, the deformity is Blount's disease and not Genu varum. All children are bow-legged to some extent at birth. However, over the first year, the knee joints join together and come closer to each other, and the femur begins to slope downward towards the joints. The tibia tends to straighten out as the foot soles face downwards. In the process, the bones ossify. By the time a child is ready to walk; the limbs are already formed and shaped to give the body weight sufficient support. [read more]

  • Hypophosphatasia
    Hypophosphatasia is a rare inherited metabolic disease of decreased tissue nonspecific alkaline phosphatase (TNSALP) and defective bone mineralization. Both autosomal recessive and autosomal dominant varieties of the disease exist. The disease comes in one to five forms, perinatal, infantile, childhood, adult, and odontohypophosphatasia. [read more]

  • Lowe syndrome
    Also called oculocrebrorenal syndrome, the Lowe syndrome is an X-linked recessive defect displayed by cataracts, mental retardation, aminoaciduria, ammonia production and vitamin-D resisitant rickets. [read more]

  • Mineral Deficiency
    Mineral deficiency is characterized by the insufficiency of essential minerals that are vital in the functioning of the body's organ systems. Common types of mineral deficiency are inadequate levels of iodine, iron, and calcium. [read more]

  • Oculocerebrorenal Syndrome
    Oculocerebrorenal syndrome is a congenital disorder wherein the affected individual has hydrophthalmia, cataracts, mental retardation, aminoaciduria, reduced renal ammonia production, and vitamin D-resistant rickets. It is also called Lowe syndrome. [read more]

  • Osteomalacia
    Osteomalacia is a medical condition that only affects adults. Among the children the same condition is known as rickets. Osteomalacia primarily affects the bones as well ass the muscles. This is mainly triggered by the deficiency mineral found in the bones that results to increased risks of pain and fractures. [read more]

  • Pectus Excavatum
    Pectus excavatum a Latin term meaning hollowed chest is the most common congenital deformity of the anterior wall of the chest, in which several ribs and the sternum grow abnormally. It produces a caved-in or sunken appearance of the chest. It is often present at birth and progresses during the time of rapid bone growth in the early teenage years, but in rare cases does not appear until the onset of puberty. [read more]

  • Renal Tubular Acidosis
    Renal tubular acidosis (RTA) is characterized by the accumulation of acid in the body as a consequence of the failure of the kidney to adequately acidify urine. The term renal tubular acidosis is attributed mostly to defective urinary acidification in otherwise well-functioning kidneys. There are different forms of renal tubular acidosis, each of which has different causes and symptoms. [read more]

  • Rickets
    Rickets is a disease characterized by the softening of the bones in children, which can potentially lead to fractures and deformity. Although rickets can affect adults, most documented cases are those of malnourished or undernourished children living in developing countries. [read more]

  • Vitamin D Deficiency
    Vitamin D Deficiency is the medical condition whereby there is inadequate intake of vitamin D accompanied with the person's less exposure to sunlight. [read more]

  • Vitamin D Resistant Rickets
    Vitamin D Resistant Rickets is the clinical condition characterized by the person's prevalent body resistance to the vitamin D treatment generally used in deficiency rickets. [read more]

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