Active rickets

Case contributed by Abdel-Rahman Abdel-Halim
Diagnosis certain


Bowing of the lower limbs.

Patient Data

Age: 2 years
Gender: Female

Long bones of both lower limbs show osteopenia, metaphyseal fraying, cupping and broadening.

Bilateral medial tibial and fibular bowing.

Case Discussion

Active rachitic changes are seen evidenced by metaphyseal fraying, cupping and broadening as well as osteopenic texture of the examined bones.

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