Saturday, 2 November 2013

Radiological signs of Scurvy 

Rare before 6 months of age since the storage of vitamin C in neonate is generally adequate
Wimberger sign: presence of a sclerotic rim around epiphysis
 White line of frankel:dense zone of provisional calcification at the growing metaphysis
 Trumerfeld zone:a lucent zone below white line due to lack of mineralisation
 Pelkan spur:as the area is prone to fractures manifesting at cortical margins
Subperiosteal haemorrhages

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