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A Case of Osteopetrosis.

Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 1983;26(12):1203-1208.
Published online December 31, 1983.
A Case of Osteopetrosis.
C H Park, J H Yoo, T K Yoon, J O Park, S J Lee
Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Soon Chun Hyang University, Seoul, Korea
Osteopetrosis 1례
박철훈, 유제훈, 윤태권, 박재옥, 이상주
순천향대학 의학부 소아과학교실
Osteopetrosis is a rare disease causing an abnormal sclerosis of bone. We experienced a case of osteopetrosis with rachitic-like changes which was diagnosed by clinical features, radiologic examinations and laboratory examinations. Radiologic examinations showed generalized sclerosis, dense orbital roof, thick & dense skull base, anterior notching “sandwich” appearance of the vertebrae, club shaped long bone, and bone within bone appearance in metacarpals. Acid phosphatase was markedly elevated. We made a brief review of literature.
Key Words: Osteopetrosis.

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