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Osteopoikilosis is a benign, autosomal dominant sclerosing dysplasia of bone characterized by the presence of numerous bone islands in the skeleton. Men and women are affected in equal number. reflecting the fact that osteopoikilosis attacks indiscriminately. Additionally, the disease is often associated with melorheostosis, despite the apparent lack of correlation between melorheostosis and genetic heritability. Osteopoikilosis, spotted bone disease or osteopathia condensans is a rare asymptomatic bone dysplasia of unknown etiology.1 It is characterized by an abnormality in bone maturation process and often found incidentally on radiologic examination. An autosomal dominant inheritance has been proposed for OPK
HOW IS OSTEOPOIKILOSIS DIAGNOSED?
The diagnosis is done with the help of a thorough physical examination that will be carried out by an orthopaedic specialist. Further, skeletal X rays will help in diagnosis along with other imaging tests like CT scans and MRI scans. Also, the physical symptoms like maturity anomalies will also help in the initial diagnosis of the condition. The doctor may also check the thyroid function in such cases.
HOW IS OSTEOPOIKILOSIS TREATED?
No treatment is required.
DID YOU KNOW?
Osteopoikilosis, also known as ‘Spotted Bone Disease’ is benign autosomal dominant bone disorder that characterised by small areas (Islands) of sclerotic bony lesions. This disorder may appear in any ages between 15 and 60 years, with slightly more males than females affected. Osteopoikilosis is typically asymptomatic, although, it has been reported that about 20% of patients will have some degree of articular pain or joint effusion