Osteopetrosis

Case contributed by Dr Hani Salam
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Osteopetrosis: increase bone density.

Case Discussion

Osteopetrosis, or Albers-Schonberg diseaseis a rare hereditary disorder that results from defective osteoclasts. Bones become sclerotic and thick, but their abnormal structure results in them being both weak and brittle.

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Case information

rID: 36448
Case created: 24th Apr 2015
Last edited: 11th Sep 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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