ID#: 2436
This historic image that was captured in 1970, depicts the legs of a child who was suffering from malnutrition, and has manifested symptoms of the disease known as nutritional rickets. Note the child’s bowed legs, or varus deformity at the knee joint. Nutritional rickets is a condition in which children's bones become too soft, and do not develop properly, due to a deficiency of vitamin D.
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Content Provider(s): CDC
Creation Date: 1970
Photo Credit:
CDC Organization
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Copyright Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions.