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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 margin
• Osteoporosis
• Subperiosteal haemorrhage.
Reviewed by Sumer Sethi on Tuesday, November 02, 2004 Rating: 5


Anonymous said...

thats a real classic picture of scurvy! rare to c nowadays!

B Adler said...

The finding is called Wimberger's Ring. Wimberger's sign is a classic finding in the proximal tibia in congenital syphilis.

Sumer Sethi said...

Yes wimberger sign is beautifully seen in the radiograph.

Anonymous said...

Great pic

Anonymous said...

Pathognomic for congenital syphilis

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