Osteopetro-Rickets: A Rare Paradoxical Association in an Infant
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
J. Nepal Paediatr. Soc. Vol.32(1) 2012 88-89
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