Seizures and demineralization of the skull A diagnostic presentation of rickets

L. E. Swischuk, C. K. Hayden

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We present four infants with seizures, and one without seizures, in whom the diagnosis of rickets was first suggested because of a demineralized skull. A review of the skull films in all of our patients with rickets showed that 20 of 25 (80%) showed demineralization. Demineralization of the skull is a common and important feature of rickets. Furthermore, as demonstrated by our cases, it may be the first clue to the presence of rickets in certain infants.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)65-67
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric radiology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1 1977



  • Demineralize
  • Rickets
  • Seizures
  • Skull

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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