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Osteomyelitis of Maxilla in Infantile Osteopetrosis: A Case Report with Review of Literature

Anita Balan, KL Girija, P Ranimol

Keywords : Osteomyelitis, Osteopetrosis

Citation Information : Balan A, Girija K, Ranimol P. Osteomyelitis of Maxilla in Infantile Osteopetrosis: A Case Report with Review of Literature. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2011; 4 (2):125-128.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10005-1095

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-12-2017

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2011; The Author(s).


Osteopetrosis is a rare genetic disorder that causes generalized sclerosis of bone due to a defect in bone resorption and remodeling. It is usually manifesting in two basic forms: An autosomal dominant benign form (osteopetrosis tarda) and an autosomal recessive malignant form (osteopetrosis congenita). A third form, the intermediate recessive type, has also been reported. Dental abnormality may be attributed to pathological changes in bone remodeling. Osteomyelitis is well documented as a complication of osteopetrosis and is severe and difficult to treat. This is a case of 8-year-old boy with osteopetrosis presenting with the complaint of swelling of left side of face.

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