rugger jersey spine appearance

A fanciful term for osteosclerosis which is most marked in the superior and inferior endplates of vertebrae adjacent to joint spaces. This finding has been likened to a ‘rugger jersey’, and has been described in secondary hyperparathyroidism—renal osteodystrophy, renal tubular disease—e.g., Fanconi syndrome, renal tubular acidosis—vitamin-D-resistant rickets, chronic glomerulonephritis, diabetes, hypertension and in autosomal dominant forms of osteoporosis characterised by defects in CLCNN7 with endobone formation
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rugger jersey spine appearance

A descriptor for a osteosclerosis most marked in vertebral end plates adjacent to joint spaces, fancifully likened to a 'rugger jersey'; RJSA is seen in 2º hyperparathyroidism–renal osteodystrophy, renal tubular disease–eg, Fanconi syndrome, renal tubular acidosis, vitamin-D-resistant rickets, chronic glomerulonephritis, DM, HTN.
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