Radiology Teaching Files > Case 801518

never visited FLUOROSIS, PELVIS
Contributed by: John Hunter, Radiologist, University of California, Davis, California, USA.
History: 6y/o male from Africa.

Fig. 1: AP
Diagnosis: Fluorosis

This child lived in an area with very high fluoride concentrations in the local drinking water and this condition was common in the area. The key radiographic findings in this disorder are:

1.hypoplasia and irregular tooth development

2.osteosclerosis of the axial skeleton with relative sparing of the skull and extremities

3.vertebral osteophytosis

4.ligamentous calcifications (esp.sacrospinous and sacrotuberous)

5.periosteal reaction long bones

6. Insufficiency fractures

DDX: osteopetrosis,osteoblastic mets, myelofibrosis, renal osteodystrophy, and hypoparathyroidism.

References: Source: John Hunter's MSK Teaching File General Case 259
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Case Number: 801518Last Updated: 10-21-2004
Anatomy: Skeletal System   Pathology: Other
Exam Date: Access Level: Readable by all users
ACR: 40.582

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