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Novel Techniques in Nutrition and Food Science

Skeletal Imaging of Nutritional Disorders in Children

  • Open or Close Kakarla Subbarao*

    KIMS Foundation and Research Centre, India

    *Corresponding author: Kakarla Subbarao, MS, D.Sc. (HON), FRCR, FACR, FICP, FSASMA, FCCP, FICR, FCGP, Chairman, KIMS Foundation and Research Centre, Minister road, Sec- 500003, Telangana, India

Submission: September 06, 2017; Published: January 22, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/NTNF.2018.01.000507

ISSN 2640-9208
Volume1 Issue2


Imaging of skeleton plays a major role in the diagnosis of nutritional disorders in children. The disorders can be

1) Deficiency and

2) Toxic (Overdose).

The common deficiency disorders include rickets, scurvy, osteoporosis and anemias. Conventional radiology is adequate in the diagnosis, except in the grading of diagnosis of degrees of osteoporosis. The differential diagnosis is also discussed.

Keywords: Rickets, scurvy; Osteoporosis; Fluorosis; Lead poisoning; Vitamin A and D overdose; Radiological characteristics

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