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Autosomal recessive osteopetrosis: diagnosis, management, and outcome
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    Role of bone biopsy & mismatched stem cell transplantation in infantile osteopetrosis
    • Colin G Steward, Consultant Senior Lecturer in Bone Marrow Transplantation
    Dear Editor,

    I thank Wilson and Vellodi for their comprehensive review of autosomal recessive osteopetrosis.[1] I would, however, like to take issue with two of their recommendations for patient management.

    The first concerns the authors' advice to restrict bone biopsy to children with an unclear diagnosis or aberrant clinical phenotype. By contrast, I would propose that biopsy should be performed in all chil...

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