Rickets and Osteomalacia

  • Jarrah Ali Al-Tubaikh


Rickets is a group of conditions characterized by accumulation of nonmineralized bony matrix (osteoid) within the skeleton in children, while osteomalacia is an accumulation of nonmineralized bony matrix in the mature skeleton of adults (the bone quantity is normal, but the bone quality is abnormal).


Lamellar Bone Hypophosphatemic Rickets Haversian Canal Hydroxylation Step Mature Skeleton 
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