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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 52  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 363-367

Osteopetrosis: A rare cause of anemia - Review of literature

1 Department of Hematology, VM Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Radiology, VM Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India
3 Department of Medicine, VM Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India
4 Institute of Pathology (ICMR), Safdarjungg Hospital Campus, New Delhi, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0377-4929.54995

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Normocytic anaemia is caused either by hypoproliferation of haemopoietic tissue or increased destruction of red cell. Osteopetrosis is a rare cause of anaemia. The leading clinical features are pallor, growth failure, hepatosplenomegaly.On hematological examination, anemia, thrombocytopenia, leucocytosis and myelophthisic anemia are commonly observed in this disease. We are highlighting osteopetrosis as a rare cause of anemia presenting to us for evaluation of anemia

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