Case contributed by Hani Makky Al Salam
Diagnosis probable



Patient Data

Age: 5 weeks
Gender: Female

The expanded anterior rib ends of rickets, this is the classic rachitic rosary appearance. Periosteal new bone formation noted of the ribs along the mid axillary line. Right upper lobe collapse noted.

Case Discussion

The rachitic rosary is a classic Aunt Minnie for rickets, but is by no means pathognomonic

Rachitic rosary differential diagnosis:

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