Rickets

Case contributed by Dr Ashvin Chaudhari

Presentation

Unable to walk after 2 years. Short stature Fall 3 years ago. Abdominal pain.

Patient Data

Age: 5 years
Gender: Female
X-ray

Extensive osteoporosis, remodeling, cupping, fraying and bone age nearly less than 2 years.

Case Discussion

This case depicts the classical imaging findings in active rickets.

  • metaphyseal fraying and cupping in knee, shoulder, elbow and wrist joints
  • widening of growth plate
  • generalized osteoporosis
  • delayed bone age
  • widening of anterior end of ribs (rachitic rosary)
  • coxa vara deformity
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Case information

rID: 18007
Case created: 31st May 2012
Last edited: 14th Sep 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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