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Clinical Definition Rickets is a deficiency disease resulting from a lack of vitamin D, calcium, or phosphorus, all crucial for normal growth and development of bones. Stooped posture may be a symptom; contributing factors include poor diet, lactose intolerance, low calcium intake, lack of sun exposure and long-term breastfeeding, as breast milk has low levels


Clinical Definition Ringworm, known medically as tinea, refers to a highly contagious skin infection that is not caused by a worm but by several types of fungi. Tinea corporis is ringworm on the body, for example, and tinea capitis targets only the scalp. These fungi specially thrive on the skin between the toes and in the groin because

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