Case contributed by Dr Alexandra Stanislavsky


15 month old child presents with a seizure. Found to be hypocalcemic.

Patient Data

Age: 15 months
Gender: Female

Radiographs of the wrist and knee demonstrate metaphyseal splaying, cupping and fraying, as well as generalized osteopaenia.  Similar findings at the rib ends on the chest x-ray.


Chest radiograph demonstrates rib end expansion. 

Case Discussion

Characteristic appearance of rickets.

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Case information

rID: 14491
Published: 31st Jul 2011
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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