What is Osteopetrosis?

Excessive formation of dense trabecular bone and calcified cartilage, especially in long bones, leading to obliteration of marrow spaces and to anemia with myeloid metaplasia and hepatosplenomegaly beginning in infancy, to bone fragility, and to progressive deafness and blindness; autosomal dominant inheritance. There are also autosomal recessive forms, which may be mild [MIM*259710], severe [MIM*259700], or lethal [MIM*259720], and sometimes involve a renal tubular defect [MIM*259730]. A milder, autosomal dominant form has onset in childhood and no neurologic sequelae.

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Dear Doctor, I have a patient with infected nonunion fracture shaft femur with osteopetrosis. was operated 4 years back with DCP, got infected...

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As the surgery was failure trying the trying the iliazarov ring fixator should work well but may...

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Hi, I am 49 years of age, 160cm, 73 kg. i have an hereditary bone disease, osteopetrosis which causes me to break bones easily and gives me...

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I am a dangerously obsese (325lbs/5'3"), female with pulmonary hypertension, arthritis, type 2 diabetes,
thyroid problems and very limited...

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Noted your concerns. Is the bone condition what you are mentioning Osteopetrosis or PAget's disease ?...

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