Oral Radiology

, Volume 24, Issue 2, pp 80–84 | Cite as

Autosomal recessive osteopetrosis: case report of two siblings

  • Arun Subramaniam
  • Asha Singh
  • Mahesh Chavan
  • Sanket Kunte
Case Report


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

Osteopetrosis Autosomal recessive 


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

Authors and Affiliations

  • Arun Subramaniam
    • 1
  • Asha Singh
    • 2
  • Mahesh Chavan
    • 1
  • Sanket Kunte
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Oral Medicine and RadiologyDr. D. Y. Patil Dental College and HospitalPuneIndia
  2. 2.Department of PedodonticsDr. D. Y. Patil Dental College and HospitalPuneIndia

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