Case contributed by Dr Iqbal Naseem


Child presented with malnutrition and failure to thrive.


Radiographs wrist joints shows cupping and flaring of distal radius and ulna with increased zone of provisional ossification.
Lower limbs show bowing.

Case Discussion

Rickets is due to mainly nutritional deficiency of vitamin D.

Flaring-cupping of distal radius and ulna and genu valgum are characteristic findings of rickets.

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Case information

rID: 19610
Published: 28th Sep 2012
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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