Chondroitin sulfate in erosive osteoarthritis of the hands.

  title={Chondroitin sulfate in erosive osteoarthritis of the hands.},
  author={Guido Rovetta and Patrizia Monteforte and Greice A. Molfetta and Vincenzo Balestra},
  journal={International journal of tissue reactions},
  volume={24 1},
The aim of this study was to evaluate the joint count for erosions in patients with erosive osteoarthritis (EOA) of the hands treated with 800 mg/day of orally administered chondroitin sulfate plus naproxen, compared with that of patients administered naproxen only. Twenty-four consecutive patients (22 women and two men, mean age 53.0 +/- 6) suffering from symptomatic OA and with radiographic characteristics of EOA were studied. The patients were divided into two groups of 12 patients each. The… CONTINUE READING
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