Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 9, Issue 2, pp 101–104 | Cite as

The radiographic manifestations of bone changes in copper deficiency

  • M. Grünebaum
  • C. Horodniceanu
  • R. Steinherz
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Abstract

The bone changes in infants with copper deficiency are typified by osteopenia and the symmetrical appearance of sickle-shaped metaphyseal spurs. Four examples are demonstrated and the differential diagnosis is extensively discussed.

Key words

Copper Bone Metaphyseal spurs 

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© Springer-Verlag 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Grünebaum
    • 1
    • 2
  • C. Horodniceanu
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • R. Steinherz
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Pediatric RadiologyBeilinson Medical CenterPetah-TiqvaIsrael
  2. 2.Department of PediatricsBeilinson Medical CenterPetah-TiqvaIsrael
  3. 3.Tel-Aviv University Medical SchoolIsrael

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