Idiopathic Hypertrophic Osteoarthropathy (Pachydermoperiostitis); A Syndromic Disease of Periostitis, Synovitis, Clubbing and Skin Furrowing
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Civil Service Hospital, Minbhawan, Kathmandu, Nepal
Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi, Kathmandu, Nepal
Publication date: 2016-01-16
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Kapil Mani KC   

Civil Service Hospital, Minbhawan, Kathmandu, Nepal
Eur J Gen Med 2016;13(1):64-66
Idiopathic Hypertrophic osteoarthropathy is a syndromic disease which is characterized by periostitis and thickening of long bones, clubbing of toes and fingers, synovitis of joints, hyperhydrosis, thickening and furrowing of skin. However, to say an idiopathic HOA, secondary causes of clubbing should be investigated and ruled out. The disease is usually self limiting and most patients enjoy healthy lives except moderate discomforts. We report a case of 24 years male patient diagnosed as idiopathic HOA who responded partially with low dose of steroid (prednisolone).
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