A Rare Cause of Chronic Low Back Pain
  • Ozlem Turhan Iydir
    Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Siirt State Hospital, Siirt, Turkey
  • Tuba Erbilir
    Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, Siirt State Hospital, Siirt, Turkey
  • Didem Mercangül
    Department of Radiology, Siirt State Hospital, Siirt, Turkey


Objectives: Autosomal dominant osteopetrosis (ADO) is a rare genetic disease characterized by increased bone mass and density due todefective bone resorption. The aim of this case study is to present the clinical and radiographic features of a 22-year-old male patient with ADO andto serve as a reminder that this rare disease should be considered in the differential diagnosis of chronic low back pain.

Materials and methods: A 22-year-old patient with ADO is presented in this case report.

Results: Clinical and radiographic features of the patient were consistent with ADO.

Conclusions: ADO should be taken into consideration in differential diagnosis of low back pain.



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    Published: 2014-02-25
    Issue: Vol. 1 (2014) (view)

    How to cite:
    Turhan Iydir O, Erbilir T, Mercangül D. A Rare Cause of Chronic Low Back Pain. EJCRIM 2014;1 doi:10.12890/2014_000018.