Albers-Schönberg disease


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osteopetrosis

 [os″te-o-pĕ-tro´sis]
a rare hereditary, congenital condition in which there are bandlike areas of condensed bone at the epiphyseal lines of long bones and condensation of the edges of smaller bones. Fractures occur frequently and deformities of the head, chest, or spine develop. There is no treatment and the prognosis is unfavorable. There may be obliteration of the marrow spaces, causing anemia. Called also Albers-Schönberg disease and marble bones.

os·te·o·pe·tro·sis

(os'tē-ō-pe-trō'sis), [MIM*166600]
Excessive formation of dense trabecular bone and calcified cartilage, especially in long bones, leading to obliteration of marrow spaces and to anemia with myeloid metaplasia and hepatosplenomegaly beginning in infancy, to bone fragility, and to progressive deafness and blindness; autosomal dominant inheritance. There are also autosomal recessive forms, which may be mild [MIM*259710], severe [MIM*259700], or lethal [MIM*259720], and sometimes involve a renal tubular defect [MIM*259730]. A milder, autosomal dominant form has onset in childhood and no neurologic sequelae.
[osteo- + G. petra, stone, + -osis, condition]

Albers-Schönberg disease

[-shœn′burg, -shōn′-]
Etymology: Heinrich E. Albers-Schönberg, German radiologist and surgeon, 1865-1921
a form of osteopetrosis characterized by excessive marblelike calcification of bones, causing spontaneous fractures. The condition, often discovered by chance during x-ray examination, is transmitted as an autosomal-dominant trait. See also osteopetrosis.
An autosomal recessive form [MIM259700] of early onset osteopetrosis with failure to thrive, bone fragility, multiple fractures, osteomyelitis and other infections, proptosis, blindness, deafness and hydrocephalus due to bony overgrowth of cranial foramina; replacement of bone marrow evokes extramedullary haematopoiesis in the liver and spleen, causing hepatosplenomegaly
Autosomal dominant form is MIM 166600
Lab Increased acid and alkaline phosphatases, decreased Ca2+, pancytopenia, defective T cell functions

os·te·o·pe·tro·sis

(os'tē-ō-pĕ-trō'sis)
Excessive formation of dense trabecular bone and calcified cartilage, especially in long bones, leading to obliteration of marrow spaces and to anemia, with myeloid metaplasia and hepatosplenomegaly, beginning in infancy and with progressive deafness and blindness.
Synonym(s): Albers-Schönberg disease.
[osteo- + G. petra, stone, + -osis, condition]

Albers-Schonberg disease

See OSTEOPETROSIS.

Albers-Schönberg,

Heinrich Ernst, German radiologist, 1865-1921.
Albers-Schönberg disease - excessive formation of dense trabecular bone and calcified cartilage. Synonym(s): osteopetrosis
Albers-SchÖnberg disease; osteopetrosis; marble bone disease rare autosomal-recessive condition presenting in infancy and characterized by increased bone density, cartilage calcification, obliteration of marrow spaces, anaemia, splenomegaly, progressive deafness and blindness

os·te·o·pe·tro·sis

(os'tē-ō-pĕ-trō'sis) [MIM*166600]
Excessive formation of dense trabecular bone and calcified cartilage, especially in long bones, leading to obliteration of marrow spaces and to anemia with myeloid metaplasia and hepatosplenomegaly beginning in infancy.
[osteo- + G. petra, stone, + -osis, condition]

Albers-Schönberg disease

a rare inherited disorder of humans characterized by severe generalized osteosclerosis. osteopetrosis of cattle and rabbits resembles this disease.
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