Question

Ricket is caused by the deficiency of

A

Vitamin A

B

Protein

C

Iodine

D

Vitamin D

Medium

Solution

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Correct option is D)

Rickets is defective mineralization or calcification of bones before epiphyseal closure in immature mammals due to deficiency or impaired metabolism of vitamin D, phosphorus or calcium, leading to fractures and deformity. Rickets is among the most frequent childhood diseases in many developing countries. The predominant cause is a vitamin D deficiency, but lack of adequate calcium in the diet may also lead to rickets.

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