Disease definition. Camurati-Englemann disease (CED) is a rare, clinically variable bone dysplasia syndrome characterized by hyperostosis of the long bones. Camurati–Engelmann disease (CED) is a very rare autosomal dominant genetic disorder that causes characteristic anomalies in the is also known as. A number sign (#) is used with this entry because of evidence that Camurati- Engelmann disease results from domain-specific heterozygous mutations in the.

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Sparkes and Graham reported a remarkable family with many affected persons in several successive generations. Most patients present with limb pain, muscular weakness, a waddling gait, and easy fatigability.

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University of Washington, Seattle; While the first signs and symptoms can appear at varying ages, most appear during childhood or adolescence.

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Camurati of Bologna described a rare type of ‘symmetrical hereditary osteitis’ involving the lower limbs in a father and son and several others in a total of 4 generations. Occasional associated systemic features include anemia, leukocytopenia, and hepatosplenomegaly. The pain has been described as either a hot electric stabbing pain, an ever-increasing pressure sensation around the bones especially before electrical storms or as a constant ache that radiates through several long bones at once.


The pedigree demonstrated autosomal dominant inheritance but with remarkable variation in expressivity and reduced penetrance. Information on current clinical trials is posted on the Internet at www. Scintigraphy with 99mTc showed increased osteoblastic activity in the diaphyseal portions of almost all long bones. The spine and hands, unaffected inshowed changes and there was some progression of the disease in the skull. The average age of onset is about 13 years and almost always before 30 years.

Camurati–Engelmann disease

For information about clinical trials conducted in Europe, contact: A small proportion can be asymptomatic. Report of a case with review of the literature. Corticosteroids have shown benefits in affected individuals. CED has been described in various ethnic groups, and males and females are affected equally.

Disorders to consider include craniodiaphyseal dysplasia, autosomal dominant Kenny-Caffey syndrome, juvenile Paget disease, Ghosal hematodiaphyseal dysplasia, Worth type autosomal dominant osteosclerosis, sclerosteosis and hyperostosis corticalis generalisata see these terms. They were initially diagnosed with a variety of other conditions.

A case reported by Singleton et al.

Genetic counseling CED is inherited as an autosomal dominant trait with reduced penetrance. The patient had changed little in physical appearance, apart from aging. For more information on these disorders, enter the disease name as your search term in the Rare Disease Database. Other signs include decreased muscle mass, joint contractures, and sometimes marfanoid body habitus.

The prevalence is unknown but more cmaurati-engelmann cases have been reported to date. Diaphyseal dysplasia Engelmann treated with corticosteroids. Elimination of pain and improvement of exercise capacity in Camurati-Engelmann disease with losartan.


Kenny-Caffey syndrome type 2 Juvenile Paget disease. In an addendum, Paul noted that the infant son of one of his patients had difficulty walking and was found to have multiple sclerosing lesions of long diseaae.

Engelmann’s disease and the effect of corticosteroids: Severe bone pains, especially in the legs, and muscular hypoplasia are the distinctive features of this form of sclerotic bone disease. Engelmann’s disease of bone–a systemic disorder?

As the disease progresses, the metaphyses may be affected as well, but the epiphyses are spared. The bones of the base of the skull and rarely the mandible may be affected. Tends to be bilateral and symmetrical.

Camurati–Engelmann disease – Wikipedia

By 45 years later it had affected the metaphyses of all limbs, the epiphyses, and the articular surfaces of the femoral heads and acetabula, as well as the right tibial epiphysis. Two-point linkage analysis showed a maximum lod score of 7. Camurati-Engelmann’s disease affecting the jaws. Journal of medical genetics, 37 4 The gait and neurologic abnormalities and anemia with extramedullary hematopoiesis occurs camurati-engelmanb in Engelmann disease.