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Children, especially in western countries, who receive very little sunshine, suffer from?
1. Dermatitis
2. Rickets
3. Scurvy
4. Sterility
5. Jaundice

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Correct Answer - Option 2 : Rickets

The correct answer is Rickets.

  • Rickets-
    • Rickets is the softening and weakening of bones in children that occurs because of an extreme and continued vitamin D deficiency.
    • Thus, Children, especially in western countries, who receive very little sunshine, suffer from Rickets.
    • Complications in Rickets may include-
      • bone fractures
      • muscle spasms
      • abnormally curved spine
      • intellectual disability

  • Dermatitis-
    • Dermatitis is inflammation of the skin. It is not contagious and causes no serious harm to your body. Common symptoms of Dermatitis include dry skin, redness, and itchiness.
  • Scurvy-
    • Scurvy occurs when there is a lack of vitamin C or ascorbic acid.
    • The deficiency of Vitamin C leads to symptoms of weakness, anemia, gum disease as well as skin problems.
  • Sterility-
    • Sterility is the inability to create offspring.
    • Thus, the most common symptom of sterility is being unable to conceive a child.
  • Jaundice-
    • In case of obstruction in the bile duct, liver cells stop taking Bilirubin from blood.
    • As a result, bilirubin spreads throughout the body. This is called Jaundice.

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