Diaphyseal Dysplasia (Camurati-Engelmann Disease)

  • Peter Beighton
  • Bryan J. Cremin


Camurati (1922) described a seven-year-old boy with painful lower limbs and diaphyseal cortical thickening in the long bones of the legs. The 55-year-old father and eight of their family members in four generations were thought to be affected, and the condition was termed ‘hereditary symmetrical osteitis’.


Painful Lower Limb Radiographic Manifestation Cortical Hyperostosis Proximal Femoral Shaft Optic Nerve Decompression 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Beighton
    • 1
  • Bryan J. Cremin
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Human Genetics, Medical School and Groote Schuur HospitalUniversity of Cape TownSouth Africa
  2. 2.Department of Radiology, Groote Schuur and Red Cross Children’s HospitalUniversity of Cape TownSouth Africa

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