Rickets <ul><li>Rickets is a disorder involving  softening  and  weakening  of the bones (of children). </li></ul><ul><li>...
Rickets – causes softening and weakening of bones.
X-ray of a 20 month old boy with rickets <ul><li>Notice the bow shape of the legs. </li></ul>
KWASHIORKOR <ul><li>Kwashiorkor is a disease caused by  a lack of protein  in the diet.  </li></ul><ul><li>Children and ad...
KWASHIORKOR
SCURVY <ul><li>A condition caused by lack of vitamin C.  </li></ul><ul><li>It causes weakness, gum disease and skin haemor...
Scurvy - vitamin C deficiency.
Another example of the effect of scurvy
Scurvy
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  1. 1. Rickets <ul><li>Rickets is a disorder involving softening and weakening of the bones (of children). </li></ul><ul><li>It is caused by lack of vitamin D, calcium or phosphate in your diet. </li></ul><ul><li>What could we do to prevent getting rickets? </li></ul>Visit www.worldofteaching.com For 100’s of free powerpoints
  2. 2. Rickets – causes softening and weakening of bones.
  3. 3. X-ray of a 20 month old boy with rickets <ul><li>Notice the bow shape of the legs. </li></ul>
  4. 4. KWASHIORKOR <ul><li>Kwashiorkor is a disease caused by a lack of protein in the diet. </li></ul><ul><li>Children and adolescents require protein for growth and development . </li></ul><ul><li>It occurs most commonly in areas of famine and limited food supply . </li></ul>
  5. 5. KWASHIORKOR
  6. 6. SCURVY <ul><li>A condition caused by lack of vitamin C. </li></ul><ul><li>It causes weakness, gum disease and skin haemorrhages (bleeding). </li></ul><ul><li>Scurvy is most frequently seen in older, malnourished adults. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Scurvy - vitamin C deficiency.
  8. 8. Another example of the effect of scurvy
  9. 9. Scurvy
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