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Sternocostoclavicular hyperostosis. A report of nineteen cases, with special reference to etiology and treatment.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3941111     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The cases of nineteen patients with sternocostoclavicular hyperostosis were reviewed retrospectively. Of particular interest were the responses to antibiotics and prostaglandin inhibitors. The prostaglandin inhibitors relieved the pain within three to four weeks in sixteen of eighteen patients so treated. However, the inhibitors gradually became less effective in most patients. Oral antibiotics were more effective than the inhibitors in relieving the pain of eight of the eleven patients who were given antibiotics. Pustulosis palmaris and plantaris, commonly associated with sternocostoclavicular hyperostosis, diminished after antibiotic therapy, as did the chest pain in most patients. The similarities between the age and sex distributions and the responses to antibiotics of the patients with sternocostoclavicular hyperostosis and those with pustulosis suggest that these disorders have a common etiology, and that the pustulosis may be a so-called bacterid reaction and the hyperostosis, a manifestation of a systemic reaction to a focal infection.
M Chigira; S Maehara; M Nagase; T Ogimi; E Udagawa
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume     Volume:  68     ISSN:  0021-9355     ISO Abbreviation:  J Bone Joint Surg Am     Publication Date:  1986 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-02-20     Completed Date:  1986-02-20     Revised Date:  2010-10-25    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0014030     Medline TA:  J Bone Joint Surg Am     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  103-12     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Bone Diseases / pathology,  radiography*
Cefadroxil / administration & dosage
Drug Therapy, Combination
Erythromycin / administration & dosage
Flurbiprofen / administration & dosage
Foot Dermatoses / complications
Hand Dermatoses / complications
Middle Aged
Reg. No./Substance:
114-07-8/Erythromycin; 50370-12-2/Cefadroxil; 5104-49-4/Flurbiprofen

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