Gr. osteo = of the bone, petrō-, var. s. of petroûn = to turn to stone.

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X-ray of the pelvis of a patient with osteopetrosis, adult onset form (Albers-Schönberg disease). Note the dense appearance, credit

Albers-Schönberg disease, or osteopetrosis, is characterised by increased radiological density of the skeleton. The autosomal dominant form is clinically innocuous, while the autosomal recessive type is lethal in infancy.


See also: Albers-Schönberg disease