Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 43, Issue 2, pp 152–172

Rickets: Part II


DOI: 10.1007/s00247-012-2536-6

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Shore, R.M. & Chesney, R.W. Pediatr Radiol (2013) 43: 152. doi:10.1007/s00247-012-2536-6


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 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Medical ImagingAnn & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of ChicagoChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyNorthwestern University Feinberg School of MedicineChicagoUSA
  3. 3.Department of PediatricsLe Bonheur Children’s Hospital, University of Tennessee Health Science CenterMemphisUSA