Skeletal fluorosis mimicking seronegative arthritis

  title={Skeletal fluorosis mimicking seronegative arthritis},
  author={R Gupta and A. Naveen Kumar and Suman Bandhu and S K Gupta},
  journal={Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology},
  pages={154 - 155}
A 35-year-old female presented with joint pain involving the lower back, both heels, and the knee for the past 3 years. She described early morning stiffness lasting for more than 30 min and swelling over both ankles. She denied any history of skin lesions, oral ulcers, uveitis, and genital ulcers. She also reported increased frequency of stools along with occasional pain abdomen. She had never had tenesmus or blood in the stool. She had been prescribed various anti-inflammatory drugs by a… 

Thoracic Myelopathy from Coincident Fluorosis and Epidural Lipomatosis

  • L. KaliaLiesly Lee S. Symons
  • Medicine
    Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences / Journal Canadien des Sciences Neurologiques
  • 2010
An unusual case of thoracic myelopathy is described due to coexistence of both epidural lipomatosis and fluorosis as a combined cause of spinal stenosis leading toMyelopathy.

Skeletal fluorosis mimicking seronegative spondyloarthropathy: a deceptive presentation

This report reports on a 40-year-old man with skeletal fluorosis mimicking seronegative spondyloarthropathy, which is a major cause of morbidity and rarely recognized early.


In the present study a thorough review has been undertaken about the prevalence, etiology and clinical features of skeletal fluorosis.

Fluoride: a risk factor for inflammatory bowel disease?

F fluoride toxicology and epidemiology documents frequent unspecific chronic gastrointestinal symptoms and intestinal inflammation, which argue for further investigation on the hypothesis of fluoride as a risk factor for IBD.

Fluoretação da água de abastecimento público: abordagem bioética, legal e política

The bioethical aspects and legal and political issues of water fluoridation are analyzed, creating a discussion based on established studies and new research, in order to contribute to an ethical and impartial perspective on the subject.

Enteric innervation combined with proteomics for the evaluation of the effects of chronic fluoride exposure on the duodenum of rats

Proteomic analysis of the duodenum demonstrated alterations in the expression of several proteins, especially those related to important biological processes, such as protein polymerization, which helps to explain the downregulation of many proteins upon exposure to 50 ppm of F.

Sources and toxicity of fluoride in the environment

Biosorption is still one of the most extensively used methods for defluoridation of drinking water due to it being cost-free or low cost and because of its viability.

Fluoridation of public water supply: bioethical, legal and political approach

The bioethical aspects and legal and political issues of water fluoridation are analyzed, creating a discussion based on established studies and new research, in order to contribute to an ethical and impartial perspective on the subject.



Endemic fluorosis of the skeleton: radiographic features in 127 patients.

Endemic skeletal fluorosis can have a wide variety of radiographic appearances, including calcification and/or ossification of the attachments of soft-tissue structures to bone, osteosclerosis, osteopenia, growth lines, and metaphyseal osteomalacic zones.

Prevalence of endemic fluorosis with gastro-intestinal manifestations in people living in some North-Indian villages

It is concluded that in an endemic zone, where the inhabitants are consuming water of high floride content, the occurence of gastrointestinal complaints is one of the early warning signs of flouride toxicity and fluorosis.

Bone and joint pathology in fluoride-exposed workers.

A close relationship between the occurrence of fluorosis and the time and degree of fluoride exposure was found and the difficulties in diagnosing skeletal fluorosis result from the questionable sensitivity of the x-ray techniques and from the nonspecificity of the associated symptoms.

Reversal of fluoride induced cell injury through elimination of fluoride and consumption of diet rich in essential nutrients and antioxidants

With a standardized early diagnosis, elimination of fluoride intake and supplementation of a diet rich in essential nutrients and antioxidants, it is shown that the fluorosis can be reversed.

Distribution and Risk Assessment of Fluoride in Drinking Water in the West Plain Region of Jilin Province, China

It has been determined that fluoride concentration in excess of 1.0 mg L−1 exposes residents to high health risks based on risk identification, and the study area is classified into five health risk classes.

Endemic fluorosis in Rajasthan.

The prevalence of skeletal fluorosis was relatively higher in males and increased with higher F level and age, and deformities such as crippling, kyphosis, invalidism and genu-varum were observed frequently in higher age group subjects at a F concentration of 3.3 ppm.

Repetitive strain injury, or incipient skeletal fluorosis?