Appearance of Rachitic rosary by photos

Rachitic rosary are also known as a rachitic rosary or beading of the ribs which appeare as prominent knobs of bone at the costochondral joints of rickets patients.

These knobs create the appearance of large beads under the skin of the rib cage, hence the name by analogy with the beads of a rosary.

Rachitic rosary is due to a deficiency of calcium resulting in lack of mineralization and an overgrowth of costochondral joint cartilage. The calcium deficiency may be caused by Rickets or other causes of calcium deficiency such as hypoparathyroidism.

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