Albers-Schönberg disease


Albers-Schönberg disease is the most common form of osteopetrosis. Also known as autosomal dominant osteopetrosis type II (ADO II)

Osteopetrosis is a group of conditions characterized by increased skeletal mass due to impaired bone and cartilage resorption

Albers-Schönberg disease marble bone osteopetrosis 2

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Alternative names

  • Marble bone disease or ‘marmorknochenkrankheit’; ‘morbo marmoreo’; ‘os de marbre’;
  • Morbus Albers-Schönberg
  • Archaic: Maladie des os d’ivoire; congenital osteosclerosis; diffuse osteosclerosis; osteosclerosis fragilis generalisata


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