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A Journal on Dentistry and Maxillofacial Surgery
Minerva Stomatologica 2001 July-August;50(7-8):279-84
About a rare case of hypercondensing malignant osteodysplasty: osteopetrosis
Giudice M., Marra A., Amodio A., Giudice A.
Osteopetrosis, known also as Albers-Schonberg disease, is a genetic disorder causing a generalized sclerosis of the bones and the reduction of the marrow. The diagnosis is often secondary to pathologic processes and its usually observed through specific X-ray researches. The principal cause of osteopetrosis is to attribute to a deficit of bone resorption and remodelling. Osteomyelitis is a complication of osteopetrosis. The purpose of this article is based on several point: 1) to know the cause of osteopetrosis, then to classify and check it; 2) to present the case who did not respond to of a patient with osteopetrosis complicated by maxillary and phalanx osteomyelitis common therapies and give an accurate analysis.