Infantile Osteopetrosis Associated With Rickets
Yaşar Bükte 1, Fuat Gürkan 2 * , Mehmet Davutoğlu 2, Ayfer Gözü 2, Meki Bilici 2
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1 Dicle University Medical Faculty, Departments of Radiology, Diyarbakır, Turkey
2 Dicle University Medical Faculty, Departments of Pediatrics, Diyarbakır, Turkey
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A 3-year-old female child was diagnosed as malignant autosomal recessive form of infantile osteopetrosis by presence of anemia, thrombocytopenia, hepatosplenomegaly, failure to thrive, visual and hearing loss, and the typical radiological images on plain radiograms. The patient had associated clinical and laboratory findings of rickets as a rare presentation. Treatment with calcitriol was initiated with a short-term calcium supplement.


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Article Type: Case Report

EUR J GEN MED, 2005 - Volume 2 Issue 1, pp. 32-34

Publication date: 15 Jan 2005

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