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Title: Melorheostosis: presentation of a clinical case
Authors: Bordon S, Suarez
Gonzalez Y, Gonzalez
Borbones M, Santana
Henriquez J, Herrera
Hernandez D, Hernandez
Sosa Henríquez, Manuel José 
UNESCO Clasification: 32 Ciencias médicas
Keywords: Osteopoikilosis
Paget'S Disease Of Bone
Differential Diagnosis
Issue Date: 2015
Journal: Revista de Osteoporosis y Metabolismo Mineral 
Abstract: Melorheostosis is a form of hyperostosis which affects both bone and the adjacent soft tissues. Its incidence is variable, although it is higher in the second and third decades of life due to the slowly progressive nature of the disease. It generally presents with pain which may cause significant functional limitation. We may be assisted in its diagnosis by its characteristic radiological image which resembles "wax melting down the side of a candle". A case of melorheostosis is presented with clinical findings and radiological characteristics. The patient had previously been diagnosed with Paget's disease of bone, so we proposed a differential diagnosis of this pathology.
ISSN: 1889-836X
Source: Revista De Osteoporosis Y Metabolismo Mineral [ISSN 1889-836X], v. 7 (1), p. 11-14, (Enero-Marzo 2015)
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