Pachydermoperiostosis (primary hypertrophic osteoarthropathy): in vitro evidence for abnormal fibroblast proliferation.

Pachydermoperiostosis (PDP) is a disease characterized by the presence of pachydermia, periostosis and finger clubbing. Evidence that the skin and soft tissues are involved in the disease prompted the in vitro investigation of the behaviour of fibroblasts obtained from cutaneous biopsies of involved and apparently uninvolved PDP skin. PDP fibroblasts from… CONTINUE READING