Oral Radiology

, Volume 24, Issue 2, pp 80–84

Autosomal recessive osteopetrosis: case report of two siblings

Authors

  • Arun Subramaniam
    • Department of Oral Medicine and RadiologyDr. D. Y. Patil Dental College and Hospital
  • Asha Singh
    • Department of PedodonticsDr. D. Y. Patil Dental College and Hospital
    • Department of Oral Medicine and RadiologyDr. D. Y. Patil Dental College and Hospital
  • Sanket Kunte
    • Department of PedodonticsDr. D. Y. Patil Dental College and Hospital
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s11282-008-0079-1

Cite this article as:
Subramaniam, A., Singh, A., Chavan, M. et al. Oral Radiol (2008) 24: 80. doi:10.1007/s11282-008-0079-1
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Abstract

Malignant osteopetrosis is a rare congenital disorder of bone resorption, occurring in less than 1 in 200 000 births. It is caused by the failure of osteoclasts to resorb immature bone. We report on two siblings with autosomal recessive osteopetrosis. The prominent clinical features were short stature, progressive blindness, defective development of primary and permanent teeth, and anemia.

Key words

OsteopetrosisAutosomal recessive

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© Japanese Society for Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology and Springer Japan 2008