Rickets

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe

Presentation

Leg deformity.

Patient Data

Age: 24 months
Gender: Male
X-ray

Metaphyseal flaring and fraying seen at both proximal and distal tibia. There is slight outward bowing of both tibia. 

Case Discussion

Rickets is the paediatric musculoskeletal manifestation of osteomalacia. It occurs by deficiency of vitamin D, calcium, phosphorus, and/or alkaline phosphate. 

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Case information

rID: 41684
Case created: 15th Dec 2015
Last edited: 23rd Feb 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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