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Autosomal-dominant osteopetrosis: an incidental finding.
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PMID:  21187637     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Osteopetrosis is a descriptive term that refers to a group of rare, heritable disorders of the skeleton. Osteopetrotic conditions vary greatly in their presentation and severity, from just as an incidental finding on radiographs to causing life-threatening complications such as bone marrow suppression. It is caused by failure of osteoclast development and function. Osteopetrosis can be inherited as autosomal-recessive, autosomal-dominant or as X-linked traits, with the most severe forms being the autosomal-recessive ones. The severity of the disease is mild to moderate in the autosomal-dominant forms, with normal life expectancy. Diagnosis is largely based on clinical and radiographic evaluation. The present paper reports a case of autosomal-dominant osteopetrosis complicated by osteomyelitis with a short review of the condition.
Maria Rajathi; Ravi David Austin; Philips Mathew; C Saravana Bharathi; Kumar Chandan Srivastava
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian journal of dental research : official publication of Indian Society for Dental Research     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1998-3603     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J Dent Res     Publication Date:    2010 Oct-Dec
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Created Date:  2010-12-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9202990     Medline TA:  Indian J Dent Res     Country:  India    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  611-4     Citation Subset:  D    
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Rajah Muthiah Dental College and Hospital, Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu, India.
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