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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Albers - Schönberg Syndrome

- Osteopetrosis - Marble Bones Disease -

· Dense, brittle bones
· Pathological Fractures
· Pancytopenia from marrow sclerosis
· Cranial nerve palsies
· Hepatosplenomegaly with coagulopathy
· Hypocalcemia with or without arrhythmias
· Limited joint mobility requiring careful positioning and padding
· Increased response to non-deplolarizing muscle relaxants

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