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May 21, 1932

NONRACHITIC CUPPING OF LONG BONES IN THE NEW-BORN: A ROENTGENOLOGIC AND CLINICOPATHOLOGIC STUDY

Author Affiliations

PHILADELPHIA; ARDMORE, PA.

From the x-ray and obstetric departments of the Jefferson Hospital.

JAMA. 1932;98(21):1801-1803. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730470023009
Abstract

The possible existence of congenital rickets and its recognition have been much discussed. The problem has been approached from both the roentgenologic and the histologic angles, but little attempt has been made to correlate the observations of one with the other. Ylppö,1 in a roentgenographic investigation of eighty-eight premature infants, believed that evidence of rickets was present in the long bones of five. Hess and Weinstock,2 in a similar study of 250 new-born infants, found fraying with a tendency to cupping in the ulnas in a few instances, but they were unable to find a frank case of congenital rickets. Histologic studies carried out by Schmorl3 on a series of over 100 full term and premature infants failed to show evidence of rickets. Hess4 cites the earlier histologic work of Pommer5 in which the observations were identical with those of Schmorl.

Alterations in the diaphyso-epiphyseal

References
1.
Ylppö, A.:  Das Wachstum der Fruehgeborenen von der Geburt bis zum Schulalter ,  Ztschr. f. Kinderh. 24: 111, 1919.Crossref
2.
Hess, A. F., and Weinstock, Mildred:  A Comparison of the Evolution of Carpal Centers in White and Negro New-Born Infants ,  Am. J. Dis. Child. 29: 347 ( (March) ) 1925.
3.
Schmorl, G.:  Die pathologische Anatomie der rachitischen Knochenerkrankung ,  Ergeb. d. inn. Med. u. Kinderh. 4: 403, 1909.
4.
Hess, A. F.:  Rickets Including Osteomalacia and Tetany , Philadelphia, Lea & Febiger, 1929.
5.
Pommer, G.:  Untersuchungen über Osteomalacie und Rachitis , Leipzig, F. C. W. Vogel, 1885
6.
Hess, footnote 4
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