A child having rare Hereditary Multiple Exostosis with Covid-19 disease: A case study

R Tazia Tonny, R Taher Anne, Kazi Lutfar Rahman, F Hasnat

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Abstract

Abstract:
Hereditary Multiple Exostosis is a rare bone disease in pediatric age group. It is an autosomal dominant disorder, characterized by excessive bony overgrowth arising from lateral aspect of metaphysis of long bone, covered by a cartilaginous cap. These lesions remain asymptomatic clinically. When symptomatic, a variety of health hazards can arise like chronic pain, skeletal deformity, neuro-vascular compression etc. Malignant transformation is a rare, but feared complication. Diagnosis can be made by simple radiographic examination, when symptoms arise. Treatment is only conservative or surgical. SARS- CoV-2 may infect children with any pre-existing disease, like HME in the same proportion of healthy children. We report a rare case of hereditary multiple exostosis, simultaneously suffering from covid-19 disease, that has not been reported previously.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)320-324
Number of pages5
JournalWorld Journal of Advanced Research and Reviews
Volume13
Issue number02
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 28 Feb 2022

Keywords

  • Hereditary Multiple Exostosis (HME)
  • covid-19
  • Sars-cov-2
  • Osteochondroma

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