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A Clinical Triad of Digital Clubbing, “Arthritis” and Ossifying Periostitis in a Man: Case Report

DOI: 10.4236/oalib.1105101, PP. 1-7

Subject Areas: Rheumatology, Internal Medicine, Radiology & Medical Imaging, Orthopedics, Anaesthesiology & Pain Management

Keywords: Hypertrophic Osteoarthropathy, Pachydermoperiostosis, Cutis Verticis Gyrate, Periosteal Reaction, Clubbing

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A 49 years old gentleman presented with intermittent bilateral knee swelling for the past 37 years and was eventually diagnosed as primary hypertrophic osteoarthropathy after secondary forms were excluded. This case illustrated that the disease can present during childhood with an insidious onset and progressively becoming more severe and that is when medical attention is sought. Furthermore, the patient did not voluntarily report his skin changes as he considered the slow progressive changes as normal. We report a case of primary hypertrophic osteoarthropathy, its clinical presentation, imaging findings and therapeutic treatment. It is a rare differential diagnosis for pain and chronic joint swelling.

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Ng, C. and Loh, Y. (2019). A Clinical Triad of Digital Clubbing, “Arthritis” and Ossifying Periostitis in a Man: Case Report. Open Access Library Journal, 6, e5101. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/oalib.1105101.

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