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 CASE REPORT
Year : 2008  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 7  |  Page : 125-128

Osteomyelitis in infantile osteopetrosis: A case report with review of literature


1 Mahathma Gandhi Dental College & Hospital, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
2 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, A. B. Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Deralakatte, Mangalore, India

Correspondence Address:
R K Roopashri
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, A.B. Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Mangalore-575 018
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Osteopetrosis is a rare genetic disorder that causes generalized sclerosis of bone due to a defect in bone resorption and remodeling. Dental abnormality may be attributed to pathological changes in bone remodeling. Osteomyelitis is well documented as a complication of osteopetrosis. This disease can be severe and difficult to treat in the osteopetrotic patient. This is a case of 10-year-old girl previously diagnosed as suffering from osteopetrosis and presenting with the complaint of swelling of jaw with extra-oral draining sinus.






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