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Albers-Schönberg osteopetrosis

Disease definition

A sclerosing disorder of the skeleton characterized by increased bone density that classically displays the radiographic sign of ''sandwich vertebrae'' (dense bands of sclerosis parallel to the vertebral endplates).


Classification level: Disorder
  • Synonym(s):
    • Osteopetrosis autosomal dominant type 2
  • Prevalence: 1-9 / 100 000
  • Inheritance: Autosomal dominant 
  • Age of onset: Childhood
  • ICD-10: Q78.2
  • OMIM: 166600
  • UMLS: C3179239
  • MeSH: -
  • GARD: 383
  • MedDRA: -

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