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A Case of Osteopetrosis.

Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 1986;29(8):907-911.
Published online August 31, 1986.
A Case of Osteopetrosis.
Young Bin Cho, Gyu Ho Lim, Young Choon Woo, Ki Yang Ryoo
Department of Pediatrics, Kang Nam Sacred Heart Hospital,Hallym University, Seoul, Korea
골화석 증 (Osteopetrosis) 1례
조영빈, 임규호, 우영춘, 유기양
한림의대부속 강남성심병원 소아과
Abstract
Osteopetrosis is a rare disease causing an abnormal sclerosing of bone. We experienced a case of osteopetrosis in a 3 month old infant, who has had frequent upper respiratory tract infection, progressive pallor, abdominal distention and growth retardation, which was diagnosed by clinical features, radiological examinations, laboratory examinations and bone marrow biopsy. Radiological examinations showed generalized sclerosis of bone, dense orbital roof and skull base, and metaphyseal flaring of long bone. We made a brief review of literature.
Key Words: Osteopetrosis.


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