Rickets still striking Canadian kids
from Metro News
Toronto pediatrician Dr. Daniel Flanders recently tweeted a photo of a toddler with an enlarged wrist poking out of a Thomas the Tank Engine sweatshirt, with this medical riddle: "Case from last year: one year old, extremely picky eater, wrist looks like this. Diagnosis?" The answer: Rickets, a childhood bone disease that mostly strikes babies under the age of two. It belongs in ye olde medical books, alongside smallpox and scurvy.
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