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Multiple x-rays of a child demonstrating widespread abnormalities.
The long bones demonstrate numerous horizontal lines (zebra stripes) associated with cyclical bisphosphonate therapy. Additionally, a number of united fractures are noted, particularly of the femurs and left tibia.
Features are consistent with osteogenesis imperfecta.
Osteogenesis imperfecta is a cause of multiple fractures in young patients. It is a very important diagnosis as it must be differentiated from non-accidental injury.