Generalized increased bone density in children

Last revised by Daniel J Bell on 01 Aug 2022

The causes of generalized increased bone density in pediatric patients can be divided according to a broad category of causes:

There are several mnemonics for dense bones.

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: osteopetrosis
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  • Case 2: pyknodysostosis
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  • Case 3: renal osteodystrophy with brown tumors
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  • Case 4: infantile cortical hyperostosis
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  • Case 5: infantile cortical hyperostosis
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  • Case 6: fluorosis
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