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Chattopadhyay P, Kundu AK, Saha A, Karthak RO
Correspondence: Dr Partha Chattopadhyay, email@example.com
Albers-Schönberg disease, or autosomal dominant osteopetrosis type II, is the most common form of the rare disease, osteopetrosis. Mandibular osteomyelitis is a rare complication of the disease. A host of other skeletal complications may also occur. Mandibular osteomyelitis along with bilateral severe coxa vara and pars fracture is very rare in Albers-Schönberg disease. We present the occurrence of these complications in a 24-year-old man with Albers-Schönberg disease. His mandibular osteomyelitis was successfully treated.
Keywords: Albers-Schönberg disease, mandibular osteomyelitis, osteomyelitis, osteopetrosis
Singapore Med J. 2008; 49(9): e229-33