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Osteopetrosis.

Authors
  • Jenkins, Patricia F1
  • Prieto, Pilar
  • Tang, Rosa A
  • Yousefi, Sharin
  • 1 From Neuro-Ophthalmology of Texas, University of Houston, Houston, Texas.
Type
Published Article
Journal
The American orthoptic journal
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2013
Volume
63
Pages
107–111
Identifiers
DOI: 10.3368/aoj.63.1.107
PMID: 24141761
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

Osteopetrosis is a rare disease that occurs when a child has an unequal balance between new bone growth and elimination of old bone. Children with this entity are able to make new bone tissue, but are not able to break down and eliminate old bones, which is essential for normal bone growth. These thickened and enlarged bones are very weak. These children can exhibit: failure to thrive, macrocephaly, anemia, deafness, and blindness. We will present a case of osteopetrosis, esotropia, and amblyopia of a 7-year-old boy and will discuss the pathophysiology and treatment.

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