Thursday, December 17, 2009

Periosteal Reaction in Pediatrics

The differential diagnosis of periosteal reaction in pediatrics includes:
  • Physiologic: Due to rapid growth
  • Infection/inflammation
  • Healing fracture
  • Metabolic: Scurvy, vitamin A or D toxicity, Gaucher disease, etc.
  • Tumor
  • Prematurity: May be due to prostaglandin E, metabolic disease of prematurity, physiologic
  • Melorheostosis


Musculoskeletal Radiology: The Requisites. Third edition. Chapter 3.

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