Sclerosteosis

  • Peter Beighton
  • Bryan J. Cremin

Abstract

Sclerosteosis was first recognised as a distinct entity when Truswell (1958) described two unrelated South African girls with ‘osteopetrosis with syndactyly; a morphological variant of Albers-Schönberg disease.’ Subsequently, Hansen (1967) used the term ‘sklerosteose,’ which in its anglicised form ‘sclerosteosis’ has gained general acceptance.

Keywords

Preven Osteopetrosis Hyperostosis Syndactyly Osteosclerosis 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Beighton
    • 1
  • Bryan J. Cremin
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Human Genetics, Medical School and Groote Schuur HospitalUniversity of Cape TownSouth Africa
  2. 2.Department of Radiology, Groote Schuur and Red Cross Children’s HospitalUniversity of Cape TownSouth Africa

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