, Volume 21, Issue 5, pp 205-209
Date: 31 Jan 2002

Ochronotic arthropathy

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Ochronotic arthropathy is the musculoskeletal manifestation of alkaptonuria, an uncommon inherited metabolic disorder associated with various clinical and radiologic abnormalities due to the deposition of homogentisic acid. We report on a 35-year-old man with ochronotic arthropathy who presented with the main characteristic radiological findings. The differential diagnosis of this rare condition is discussed with a review of the literature.