Dense transverse metaphyseal lines (mnemonic)

Common causes of dense transverse metaphyseal lines can be remembered using the mnemonics:

  • DENSE LINES
  • PRINCES

Mnemonics

DENSE LINES
PRINCES
  • P: poisoning (lead, mercury, antimony, etc.)
  • Rrickets
  • I: infection (TORCH); idiopathic hypercalcemia
  • N: normal variant; neoplastic (leukemia, lymphoma)
  • C: congenital syphilis
  • E: endocrine (congenital hypothyroidism)
  • S: sickle cell disease; scurvy
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Article information

rID: 21388
Section: Mnemonics
Tag: cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • PRINCES (mnemonic)
  • DENSE LINES (mnemonic)

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