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Dietary (Vitamin D deficient) Rickets

Afiesimama BOA - MedPix (2008)

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Affiliation: Uniformed Services University

ABSTRACT

Diagnosis: Dietary (Vitamin D deficient) Rickets

History: 1yo African-American male who presented to the Pediatrics clinic with the chief complaint of short stature/failure to thrive. The patient is from a northern, urban setting. His nutrition consisted solely of breast milk without any additional vitamin supplementation for either patient or mom. Mom drinks non- fortified milk.

Findings: 1.) Bilateral Lower Extremity Radiograph: Diffuse osteopenia is evident in the diaphyses of the long bones. Widening and lengthening of the growth plates are evident in the distal femur and proximal tibia. Irregular and indistinct ("fraying") metaphyseal margins of the distal femur and proximal tibia. Bowing of the femur and tibia. 2.) PA/LAT CXR: Diffuse osteopenia. Irregular metaphyseal border of proximal humerus. Prominence of the growth plates at the costochondral junction of the inferior ribs, or "Rachitic Rosary".

No MeSH data available.


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Dietary (Vitamin D deficient) Rickets

Afiesimama BOA - MedPix (2008)

See case description (Bilateral lower extremity film)
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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getmorefigures.php?uid=MPX1382&req=5

MPX1382_synpic38663: See case description (Bilateral lower extremity film)

View Article: MedPix Image - MedPix Case

Affiliation: Uniformed Services University

ABSTRACT

Diagnosis: Dietary (Vitamin D deficient) Rickets

History: 1yo African-American male who presented to the Pediatrics clinic with the chief complaint of short stature/failure to thrive. The patient is from a northern, urban setting. His nutrition consisted solely of breast milk without any additional vitamin supplementation for either patient or mom. Mom drinks non- fortified milk.

Findings: 1.) Bilateral Lower Extremity Radiograph: Diffuse osteopenia is evident in the diaphyses of the long bones. Widening and lengthening of the growth plates are evident in the distal femur and proximal tibia. Irregular and indistinct ("fraying") metaphyseal margins of the distal femur and proximal tibia. Bowing of the femur and tibia. 2.) PA/LAT CXR: Diffuse osteopenia. Irregular metaphyseal border of proximal humerus. Prominence of the growth plates at the costochondral junction of the inferior ribs, or "Rachitic Rosary".

No MeSH data available.