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Dr Montgomery said another cause of rickets may have been that the woman would not have received suf-ficient sunlight, which allows the body to make Vitamin D.
We need to inform people of this because the most common example of a typical rickets patient would be child who's had prolonged breastfeeding beyond one year and no vitamin D supplements.
Figures released last year showed Birmingham had the country's worst rate of rickets, a statistic fuelled by the video game craze.
Rickets can cause a deformity in limbs - dubbed K legs by the Victorians.
Even two newborns showed signs of rickets, even though they should have received vitamin D from their mothers through the placenta.
Rickets, one manifestation of metabolic bone disease, is a musculoskeletal disease syndromes characterized by abnormal endochondral ossification (7) and failure of mineralization of osteoid or of the maturing cartilaginous growth plate.
The return of rickets has been attributed to a number of factors including the overuse of sun cream, poor diet and our increasingly sedentary lifestyle.
Children The number of rickets cases has increased fivefold since 1997.
Dr Katy Gardner, a GP for Liverpool Community Health NHS Trust, said: "We are seeing more and more cases of vitamin D deficiency being diagnosed in Liverpool and cases of rickets are also on the increase.
Childhood rickets was commonplace before the 193os but food fortification, sun exposure and supplementation policies led to a dramatic decline - but it's back.
In order to help tackle the growing issue of illnesses relating to vitamin D deficiency such as Rickets, Kellogg's is adding vitamin D to all of its kids' cereals[sup.
Low vitamin D can cause skeletal disorders, such as rickets in children and bone loss in adults, and has been linked to an increased risk of hip fractures.