Osteopoikilosis is termed as an autosomal dominant sclerosing dysplasia that is basically benign and is characterised by various bone islands. This is a disease that spreads rapidly through the bones and is associated with pain and inflammation in various parts. Along with the above, the patient can also have trouble in joint movements and doing strenuous work.
HOW IS OSTEOPOIKILOSIS DIAGNOSED?
It is usually found incidentally on radiological examinations, when the areas of increased bone density appear as bright spots.X Rays revealed multiple bony islands which are round or ovoid, intramedullary and sclerotic.
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