Osteopetrosis Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Sep 11, 2017
  • Author: Robert Blank, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

In the differential diagnosis, include conditions that can result in diffuse osteosclerosis. Such disorders may include congenital diseases (eg, pyknodysostosis, [16] hypoparathyroidism, pseudohypoparathyroidism), chemical poisoning (eg, fluoride, lead, beryllium), malignancies (leukemia, myeloproliferative diseases), and sickle cell disease. Osteoblastic metastases should also be considered in the differential diagnosis.

Differential Diagnoses