Rickets

Case contributed by Dr Hani Salam

Presentation

Cough

Patient Data

Age: 5 weeks
Gender: Female
X-ray

The expanded anterior rib ends of rickets, this is the classic rachitic rosary appearance.

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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Case information

rID: 12331
Published: 10th Nov 2010
Last edited: 1st Jul 2019
System: Paediatrics
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