Osteomalacia – Rickets

Osteomalacia – Rickets

Characteristics
  • ‘Rickets’ in children and ‘osteomalacia’ in adults.
  • Decalcification of bones due to vitamin D and calcium deficiency.
  • Most common symptoms are bone pain and muscle weakness.
  • Generalized bone rarefaction, thinning of cortical plates, high risk for pathological fractures.