4.3 of 17 Ratings
A 7-year-old male presents to the orthopedic clinic with leg pain that has been present for the past 6 months. The patient recently immigrated to the United States from Somalia. On physical exam, the patient appears malnourished. There is tenderness to palpation of the distal femur. Additionally, the gums have a bluish-purple hue with areas of hemorrhages. A radiograph of the patient's knee is demonstrated in Figure A. Given the most likely diagnosis, which of the following is true regarding this condition?
Result of decreased osteoclast function
Result of Vitamin D deficiency
Result of increased chondroitin sulfate and collagen synthesis
Primarily effects the epiphysis
Causes widening of the zone of provisional calcification
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