Rheumatology International

, Volume 21, Issue 5, pp 205–209

Ochronotic arthropathy

  • Pınar Borman
  • Hatice Bodur
  • Deniz Cılız
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s00296-002-0175-1

Cite this article as:
Borman, P., Bodur, H. & Cılız, D. Rheumatol Int (2002) 21: 205. doi:10.1007/s00296-002-0175-1

Abstract

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.

Ochronosis Alkaptonuria Arthritis

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pınar Borman
    • 1
  • Hatice Bodur
    • 1
  • Deniz Cılız
    • 2
  1. 1.Numune Education and Research Hospital, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Samanpazari, 06100 Ankara, TurkeyTurkey
  2. 2.Specialist at Numune Education and Research Hospital, Department of Radiology, Samanpazari, 06100 Ankara, TurkeyTurkey
  3. 3.Iran Cad. Turan Emeksiz Sok., 5A/3 GOP, 06700, Ankara, TurkeyTurkey