Autosomal recessive osteopetrosis intermediate form

An autosomal recessive form of osteopetrosis caused by mutation(s) in at least 8 genes related to osteoclast function. This condition is characterized by the failure of osteoclasts to resorb bone, resulting in impaired bone modeling/remodeling, and skeletal fragility despite increased bone mass; it is also associated with hematopoietic insufficiency, hypocalcemia, disturbed tooth eruption, nerve entrapment syndromes, and growth impairment. Some cases are also associated with progressive neurological deterioration.

Disease Alternative Name

autosomal recessive osteopetrosis
malignant osteopetrosis

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