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ICD-10 M85.8, Q77.4
ICD-9 756.52
DiseasesDB 15823
MeSH D010026

Osteosclerosis, an elevation in bone density,[1] is normally detected on an X-ray as an area of whiteness, and is where the bone density has significantly increased. Localized osteosclerosis can be caused by injuries that compress the bone, by osteoarthritis, and osteoma.

It is associated with:

It can also be associated with Hepatitis C.[2]


  1. ^ Medcyclopaedia - Osteosclerosis. Retrieved on 2007-12-23.
  2. ^ Fiore CE, Riccobene S, Mangiafico R, Santoro F, Pennisi P (2005). "Hepatitis C-associated osteosclerosis (HCAO): report of a new case with involvement of the OPG/RANKL system". Osteoporos Int 16 (12): 2180–4. doi:10.1007/s00198-005-1858-8. PMID 15983730.
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