Pachydermoperiostosis in a 13 Year-Old Boy Presenting as an Acromegaly-Like Syndrome

Gurmeet R. Singh, P. S.N. Menon

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Abstract

A thirteen year-old boy with progressive enlargement of the joints and distal extremities, clubbing, coarse facial features and hyperhidrosis was investigated. His endocrine profile was normal. Radiological studies demonstrated bilateral symmetrical periosteal new bone formation with acroosteolysis. After extensive investigation to exclude systemic and endocrine causes, a diagnosis of pachydermoperiostosis was made. Awareness of this condition helps to differentiate this syndrome from pulmonary osteoarthropathy and acromegaly.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-54
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism
Volume8
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1995
Externally publishedYes

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