Treated osteogenesis imperfecta (zebra stripe sign)

Case contributed by Dr Jan Frank Gerstenmaier


This young child has been receiving bisphosphonates for osteogenesis imperfecta

Patient Data

Age: 2
Gender: Female

Lower limbs

AP radiograph of lower limbs demonstrates deformed long bones with alternating dense and lucent metaphyseal bands.

Case Discussion

These sclerotic growth recovery lines in the metaphyses are secondary to bisphosphonate therapy.

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Case information

rID: 25392
Published: 23rd Oct 2013
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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