This table lists symptoms that people with this disease may have. For most diseases, symptoms will vary from person to person. People with the same disease may not have all the symptoms listed. This information comes from a database called the Human Phenotype Ontology (HPO) . The HPO collects information on symptoms that have been described in medical resources. The HPO is updated regularly. Use the HPO ID to access more in-depth information about a symptom.
|Medical Terms||Other Names||
|80%-99% of people have these symptoms|
|Abnormal cortical bone morphology||0003103|
|Abnormal cranial nerve morphology||0001291|
|Abnormal pelvis bone ossification||0009106|
|Abnormality of the ribs||
|Abnormality of vertebral epiphysis morphology||
Abnormal shape of the end part of the vertebra bone
|Abnormality of vision||
Abnormality of sight
Vision issue[ more ]
|Cranial nerve paralysis||0006824|
Retarded growth[ more ]
Hearing defect[ more ]
Low blood calcium levels
Low blood phosphate level
Swollen lymph nodes
Increased size of skull
Large head circumference[ more ]
Harder, denser, fracture-prone bones
Increased fracture rate
Multiple spontaneous fractures
Varying degree of multiple fractures[ more ]
|Reduced bone mineral density||
Low solidness and mass of the bones
|Sandwich appearance of vertebral bodies||0004618|
|Sclerotic vertebral endplates||0004576|
|30%-79% of people have these symptoms|
Easy bruising[ more ]
Decreased immune function
Elevated white blood count
High white blood count
Increased blood leukocyte number[ more ]
|Persistence of primary teeth||
Delayed loss of baby teeth
Failure to lose baby teeth
Retained baby teeth[ more ]
|5%-29% of people have these symptoms|
|Abnormal chorioretinal morphology||0000532|
|Abnormal pulmonary valve morphology||0001641|
|Bone marrow hypocellularity||
Bone marrow failure
Tooth decay[ more ]
Mental retardation, nonspecific
Mental-retardation[ more ]
Big lower jaw
Increased projection of lower jaw
Increased size of lower jaw
Large lower jaw
Prominent lower jaw[ more ]
Involuntary, rapid, rhythmic eye movements
Degenerative joint disease
|Renal tubular acidosis||
Accumulation of acid in body due to kidney problem
Pauses in breathing while sleeping
Increased spleen size
Low platelet count
The genes associated with osteopetrosis are involved in the development and/or function of osteoclasts,
In pediatric (childhood) osteopetrosis, surgery is sometimes needed because of fractures.
Adult osteopetrosis typically does not require treatment, but complications of the condition may require intervention. Surgery may be needed for aesthetic or functional reasons (such as multiple fractures, deformity, and loss of function), or for severe degenerative joint disease.
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Related diseases are conditions that have similar signs and symptoms. A health care provider may consider these conditions in the table below when making a diagnosis. Please note that the table may not include all the possible conditions related to this disease.
Conditions with similar signs and symptoms from Orphanet
Alternative diagnoses include fluorosis; beryllium, lead and bismuth poisoning; myelofibrosis; Paget's disease (sclerosing form); and malignancies (lymphoma, osteoblastic cancer metastases) (see these terms).
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Can you tell me about nutrition and how to reduce the intensity of osteopetrosis in the future? See answer
I'm 22 years old and have osteopetrosis. I don't know how it happened but I want to know the source and preventive medicines for this. Will it affect my future life and my child? See answer