Scurvy

  • Etiology: Vitamin C deficiency
  • Imaging: thinned cortex, irregular white line at metaphysis (Frankel line), metaphyseal beaks, epiphyseal shell with central lucency (Wimberger ring sign), subperiosteal hemorrhage that calcifies with healing

Radiology Cases of Scurvy

Radiograph of scurvy
AP and lateral radiographs of the lower extremity show thinned cortices and calcified subperiostial hemorrhage around the distal femurs, left greater than right.