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What is the treatment for pycnodysostosis?
Bone fractures are a big problem for patients with
can occur with minimal stress. It is important that the disease
diagnosed and the tendency to fractures be recognized so that
fractures can be minimized, if not entirely prevented; and (2)
and other caregivers are not falsely accused of child abuse! As
condition causing brittle bones, the infant should be handled
reasonable degree of care. The older child should be encouraged
in safer forms of exercise such as swimming rather than, for
jumping on a trampoline.
In 1996, Soliman and colleagues reported that there is
secretion of growth hormone in pycnodysostosis. Replacement
growth hormone was then tested. It was found to increase the
growth of the
length of bones (linear growth). Since short stature is an
consequence of pycnodysostosis, growth hormone treatment may