Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease in a child with osteopetrosis
AbstractOsteopetrosis is a rare inherited disorder of bone causing increased bone density. Legg- Calvé-Perthes disease (LCPD), by contrast, is a more common idiopathic condition leading to variable avascular necrosis of the immature femoral head. We present a case of a 5-year-old boy presenting with these co-morbidities. We have found only one previous reference suggesting these two conditions can coexist in the literature. We discuss the basic principles of management of this interesting case.
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