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Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 1980;23(9):776-780.
Published online September 15, 1980.
A Case of Osteopetrosis.
Q S Lee, A R Kim, M H Lee, K J Nam
Depart. Of Pediatics, Presbyterian Medical Center, Jeonju, Korea.
Abstract
Osteopetrosis is a rare disease characterized by brittle bones of increased density. Recently we experienced a case of osteopertrosis in a 4 year old child, who has had progressive pallor, growing abdmoinal mass, exophthalmos, and growth retardation. And the hematologic and roentgenographic study showed severe anemia and generalized, sclerotc changes of the entire skeleton. The literature on this subject was reviewed briefly.


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