A Case Report of Malignant Infantile Osteopetrosis


Usta M., Gulec S. G. , Karaman S., Erdem E. , Emral H., Urganci N.

IRANIAN JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, cilt.22, sa.3, ss.421-424, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 22 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1111/j.1399-3046.2012.01758.x
  • Dergi Adı: IRANIAN JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.421-424

Özet

Background: Malignant infantile osteopetrosis (MIOP) presents early in life with extreme sclerosis of the reduction of bone marrow spaces. Since there is a defect in the bone marrow, the disease can cause anemia, extramedullary hematopoiesis secondary to anemia leading to hepatosplenomegaly, cranial nerves compression and severe growth failure. This disorder is often lethal within the first decade of life because of secondary infections. Stem cell transplantation (SCT) remains the only curative therapy.