Histomorphometric analysis of osteopenia associated with endemic osteoarthritis (Mseleni joint disease).

@article{Schnitzler1988HistomorphometricAO,
  title={Histomorphometric analysis of osteopenia associated with endemic osteoarthritis (Mseleni joint disease).},
  author={Christine M. Schnitzler and W M Pieczkowski and Victor G Fredlund and J. M. Bueno de Mesquita and Meg Sweet and Annet Smit},
  journal={Bone},
  year={1988},
  volume={9 1},
  pages={21-7}
}
Mseleni Joint Disease (MJD), a polyarticular osteoarthritis of uncertain etiology is endemic among the Tonga-Zulu tribe. The traditional diet is deficient in calcium, and palm wine (2-4% alcohol) is drunk widely. Patients with MJD are reported to be more osteopenic than those without. Iliac bone biopsies of 19 arthritic patients were examined by routine… CONTINUE READING