Active rickets

Case contributed by Dr Mostafa El-Feky


Bilateral leg bowing

Patient Data

Age: 3 years
Gender: Male

Both knee joints

Bilateral enlargement of lower femoral and upper tibial metaphyses with frying, cupping and irregularity of metaphyseal surfaces. Widening of lower femoral growth plate.

Bilateral genu varum.

Case Discussion

Characteristic appearance of active Rickets. 

Rickets is osteomalacia that occurs prior to fusion of the growth plate. It is due to vitamin D deficiency.

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Case information

rID: 88520
Published: 10th Apr 2021
Last edited: 13th Apr 2021
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Al Mabara Teaching Hospital

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