Rickets

Case contributed by Dr Aditya Shetty

Presentation

Bowing of both legs

Patient Data

Age: 4
Gender: Male
Modality: X-ray
  • bowing of leg bones noted bilaterally 
  • cupping and splaying of the metaphyseal ends of tibia
  • widened physes

Case Discussion

  • rickets is essentially osteomalacia in the paediatric population that occurs prior to fusion of the growth plate
  • vitamin D deficiency because of various factors is the major cause of rickets
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Case Information

rID: 28734
Case created: 10th Apr 2014
Last edited: 16th Aug 2016
System: Paediatrics
Tag: shetty
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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