Association of Infantile Osteopetrosis and Rickets: A Case Report


Sancak Y., Cakir D., AYGÜN F. D. , EREN E., TARIM Ö. F. , ÇELEBİ S.

GUNCEL PEDIATRI-JOURNAL OF CURRENT PEDIATRICS, vol.10, no.1, pp.40-43, 2012 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Journal Name: GUNCEL PEDIATRI-JOURNAL OF CURRENT PEDIATRICS
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.40-43
  • Keywords: Osteopetrosis, infant, rickets, DIAGNOSIS
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Introduction: Osteopetrosis is a rare disorder of osteoclast function resulting in failure of resorption and increased bone density. Rickets is a paradoxical complication of osteopetrosis. In this article, we report a 3-month old infant, examined because of right inguinal swelling and hepatosplenomegaly who was diagnosed with osteopetrosis and rickets, a rare association.