2003, Cilt 16, Sayı 1, Sayfa(lar) 049-051
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A CHILD WITH INCREASED BONE DENSITY: OSTEOPETROSIS
Esra Önal Sönmez, Aysu Türkmen Karaağaç, Nihal Karatoprak, Çağatay Nuhoğlu, Serpil Yavrucu, Ahmet Özgüner
Department of Pediatrics, Haydarpaşa Numune Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
Keywords: Osteopetrosis, Osteoclasts, Bone resorption
Abstract
Osteopetrosis is a rare disorder characterized by abnormal resorption and remodelling of bones owing to the defective osteoclastic activity. In some cases it may be asymptomatic and diagnosed accidentally. Here, we present such a case of osteopetrosis where we suspected the disease from the chest roentgenogram of the patient. Then the typical osteosclerotic changes in the skeletal survey of the patient confirmed our diagnosis of osteopetrosis.
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