Rickets

Case contributed by Dr Zeeshan Ghias Khan

Presentation

Patient presented with failure to thrive, bowed legs and a thick wrist.

Patient Data

Age: 1 year
Gender: Male
X-ray

Cupping, fraying and flaying of ulnar and radius distal metaphysis. Also in metacarpals metaphysis. 

Case Discussion

In rickets there is failure of mineralization at the zone of provisional calcification which results in widening and irregularity of the growth plate fraying. 

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Case information

rID: 61376
Published: 30th Jun 2018
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded
Institution: Pakistan institute of medical sciences, islamabad, Pakistan

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