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

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Author(s): Roopashri R | Gopakumar R | Subhas B

Journal: Journal of the Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
ISSN 0970-4388

Volume: 26;
Issue: 7;
Start page: 125;
Date: 2008;
Original page

Keywords: Osteomyelitis | osteopetrosis

ABSTRACT
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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