Contradictory features of rickets

In rickets I have heard there is usually delay in fontanelle closure. However, in some instances I have heard that early closure is also seen.

What is the reason behind these two contradictory features when the cause is same?

Authored By khushbu goel on Wednesday 10th April 2013


sampath kumar
Posted over 7 years ago

I dont know the exact reason, however it seems to be related to the time of manifestation. If rickets manifests early in infancy, it results in craniotabes, thinning of bone, it may present as early closure.

If rickets present in the later s