Rachitic rosary

Last revised by Dr Daniel J Bell on 08 Feb 2021

Rachitic rosary refers to expansion of the anterior rib ends at the costochondral junctions and is most frequently seen in rickets as nodularity at the costochondral junctions.

Differential diagnosis

Other causes of this appearance include: 

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Cases and figures

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