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Hypocalcaemia occurs when the total serum calcium concentration is less than 7.0 mg/dL and the ionized calcium is less than 3.5 mg/dL in your body. It is a commonly seen biochemical condition in which there are lower than average level of calcium in plasma. Calcium has many important functions in your body.

Rickets is a condition that affects the development of bones in children. It affects the skeleton causing the bones to become weak and soft. Weak and soft bones lead to skeleton deformities and poor growth. Rickets is caused by a severe and prolonged deficiency of vitamin D.

Due to environmental factors and lack of nutrients such as vitamin D and calcium, rickets can develop in children. More of Asian and African countries are affected by it due to malnutrition but developed countries are also facing this problem due to insufficient nutrition and unhealthy lifestyle and/or reduced exposure to sunlight.