Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 43, Issue 2, pp 152-172

First online:

Rickets: Part II

  • Richard M. ShoreAffiliated withDepartment of Medical Imaging, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of ChicagoDepartment of Radiology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Email author 
  • , Russell W. ChesneyAffiliated withDepartment of Pediatrics, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, University of Tennessee Health Science Center

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This is the continuation of a two-part review of rickets. This part emphasizes the specific pathophysiology, clinical features, pathoanatomy and radiographic findings of vitamin D deficiency rickets. Other forms of rickets, differential diagnostic considerations and the potential relationship between low levels of vitamin D metabolites and unexplained fractures in infants are also discussed.


Rickets Vitamin D Children Bone Radiographic findings Nonaccidental trauma