Osteopetro-Rickets: A Rare Paradoxical Association in an Infant

  • MB Patil Department of Paediatrics, Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College and University, Kolhapur, Maharashtra
Keywords: Osteopetrosis, Osteopetro-rickets, Rickets

Abstract

Infantile malignant osteopetrosis is a hereditary bone disease with intense positive balance of body calcium. Osteopetro-rickets is a very rare paradoxical association of infantile osteopetrosis and rickets. This is a case report of an infant with osteopetro- rickets. He presented with severe anaemia, splenomegaly, hepatomegaly and clinical signs of rickets. The clinical, biochemical and skeletal survey showed osteopetrosis and rickets. We also describe the pathophysiologic mechanism and various management options.

Key words: Osteopetrosis; Osteopetro-rickets; Rickets

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/jnps.v32i1.5292

J. Nepal Paediatr. Soc. Vol.32(1) 2012 88-89

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2012-02-29
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Patil, M. (2012). Osteopetro-Rickets: A Rare Paradoxical Association in an Infant. Journal of Nepal Paediatric Society, 32(1), 88-89. https://doi.org/10.3126/jnps.v32i1.5292
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