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Type: Book chapter
Title: Osteoporosis
Author: Coates, P.
Wittert, G.
Citation: Practical guide to geriatric medicine, 2002 / Ch.ARTN 952858, pp.797-809
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
Publisher Place: Roseville, NSW
Issue Date: 2002
ISBN: 0074710338
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Penelope Coates and Gary Wittert
Abstract: A 15 years old Bangladeshi boy presented with hepatosplenomegaly, anaemia, multiple fractures (symptomatic and asymptomatic) without jaundice was investigated. Laboratory findings revealed leukoerythroblastic blood picture with reduced haemoglobin (7.7 gm/dl). Skeletal survey showed generalized increased bone density, sclerosed medulary space, Rugger-Jersey spine and diploic space filled with dense materials. Overlapping clinical features of both intermediate autosomal recessive and adult autosomal dominant variety of osteopetrosis were found in this patient but diagnosis were made on the basis of typical radiological finding which was mostly consistent with the adult autosomal dominant variety. The patient was treated conservatively and specialist consultation was taken in managing bony abnormalities. This patient was discharged with advised of subsequent follow-up.
Keywords: Humans; Osteopetrosis; Adolescent; Male
RMID: 0020072004
DOI: 10.1155/2013/952858
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