Osteopetrosis complicated by osteomyelitis of the maxilla: A rare case report and review of the literature
Morkel, Jean A
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Osteopetrosis is a rare hereditary bone disorder that results in an increase in bone density due to gene mutations and osteoclastic dysfunction. This may lead to cranial nerve compression, bone fractures and osteomyelitis. Osteomyelitis of the maxilla is rare even in osteopetrosis patients.