Rheumatologic manifestations of pachydermoperiostosis and preliminary experience with bisphosphonates.

  title={Rheumatologic manifestations of pachydermoperiostosis and preliminary experience with bisphosphonates.},
  author={Marie-H{\'e}l{\`e}ne Guyot-Drouot and Elizabeth Solau-Gervais and Bernard Cortet and Xavier Deprez and Patrick Chastanet and Anne Cotten and Bernard Delcambre and R. M. Flipo},
  journal={The Journal of rheumatology},
  volume={27 10},
OBJECTIVE Pachydermoperiostosis is manifested by finger clubbing, hypertrophic skin changes, and periosteal bone formation. We describe 5 cases revealed primarily by their rheumatologic manifestations. Also reported are preliminary experiences on the use of intravenous pamidronate as a treatment. METHODS This is a retrospective study including the analysis of clinical manifestations, laboratory results and morphological examinations gathered from patients' medical records. We evaluated… CONTINUE READING

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