Browse by author
Lookup NU author(s): Dr Mario Abinun,
Professor Andrew Cant
Full text for this publication is not currently held within this repository. Alternative links are provided below where available.
Neurological complications of malignant infantile osteopetrosis are well recognised; successful bone marrow transplantation, when performed early in life, can prevent or halt some of them. In a subgroup of infants osteopetrosis is associated with primary retinal degeneration and/or generalised neurodegeneration. Bone marrow transplantation, in spite of being successful in correcting the osseous and haematological abnormalities, does not influence the progressive course of the neurodegenerative disorder. Thus, the recognition of this subgroup of infants with a very poor prognosis is essential before deciding on bone marrow transplantation.
Author(s): Abinun M, Newson T, Rowe PW, Flood TJ, Cant AJ
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Archives of Disease in Childhood
Print publication date: 01/03/1999
ISSN (print): 0003-9888
ISSN (electronic): 1468-2044
Publisher: BMJ Group
Altmetrics provided by Altmetric