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Melorheostosis of Leri: report of a case in a young African.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15505659     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
CLINICAL PRESENTATION: S.K. is a 14 year old male student who presented to the hospital with an 18 month history of persistent pain in the joints of the right upper limb and a limb length discrepancy since birth which has worsened with growth. Examination revealed generalised hypoplasia of the right upper limb with shortening of the limb and atrophy of the muscles, also hypoplasia and contracture of the thumb was observed. The radiographs of the limb showed multiple areas of dense hyperostosis and scleroderma, which showed a linear distribution along the radial half of the bones.
CONCLUSION: In children presentation of melorheostosis, is more likely be as limb length discrepancy, deformity or joint contractures which may be seen before radiographic evidence of any bony changes. Improvement in imaging techniques will therefore result in early diagnosis and greater success with conservative management. Also the increased frequency of tumours necessitates long-term follow up.
KEYWORDS: melorheostosis, scleroderma.
A A O Adeyomoye; G O G Awosanya; R A Arogundade
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Nigerian postgraduate medical journal     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1117-1936     ISO Abbreviation:  Niger Postgrad Med J     Publication Date:  2004 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-10-26     Completed Date:  2005-09-29     Revised Date:  2014-07-28    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9613595     Medline TA:  Niger Postgrad Med J     Country:  Nigeria    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  234-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Melorheostosis / radiography*

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