Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
                                                   Official journal of the Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry                           
Year : 2008  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 7  |  Page : 125--128

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


RK Roopashri1, R Gopakumar1, BG Subhas2 
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
India

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.


How to cite this article:
Roopashri R K, Gopakumar R, Subhas B G. Osteomyelitis in infantile osteopetrosis: A case report with review of literature.J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent 2008;26:125-128


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Roopashri R K, Gopakumar R, Subhas B G. Osteomyelitis in infantile osteopetrosis: A case report with review of literature. J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent [serial online] 2008 [cited 2019 Nov 15 ];26:125-128
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