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Mnemonics, Pediatrics

Periosteal Reaction in Children Mnemonic – PERIOSTEAL SOCKS

This is a commonly used mnemonic to recall the differential diagnosis for periosteal reactions in children:

P – physiologic, prostaglandin therapy

E – eosinophilic granuloma

R – rickets

I – infantile cortical hyperostosis

O – osteomyelitis

S – scurvy

T – trauma

E – Ewing Sarcoma

A – hypervitaminosis A

L – leukemia

S – syphilis

O – osteosarcoma 

C – child abuse 

K – kinky hair syndrome

S – sickle cell disease

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I am a radiology physician from California, USA.

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One thought on “Periosteal Reaction in Children Mnemonic – PERIOSTEAL SOCKS

  1. thanks 🙂

    Posted by Zaina | May 11, 2016, 1:00 am

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