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Metabolic Bone Diseases

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All the following are features of osteopetrosis (also called Morquio Brailsford disease) except



A Bone becomes dense and brittle

B Anaemia

C Optic atrophy and deafness

D Cirrhosis of liver

Ans. D

Cirrhosis of liver

Osteopetrosis is a rare development disorder in which the bony struc­ture throughout the body becomes increasingly brittle and dense. Com­plications are caused by insufficient development of the marrow and by bony encroachment on the cranial foramina which may produce optic atrophy, deafness and facial paralysis.

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