Clinical Rheumatology

, Volume 26, Issue 1, pp 8–11

Two cases with pachydermoperiostosis and discussion of tamoxifen citrate treatment for arthralgia

  • Ay?enur Okten
  • Ilke Mungan
  • Mukaddes Kalyoncu
  • Zerrin Orbak
Original Article


Idiopathic hypertrophic osteoarthropathy is a rare syndrome, characterized by clubbing, progressive enlargement of the joints, coarse facial features suggesting acromegaly, palmoplantar hyperhidrosis, fibrous covering at the ends of long bones (periostosis), and acro-osteolysis. It is a self-limiting condition but arthralgia may be as severe as limiting social life and activity, and it is the main complaint to be treated. We report on two siblings with pachydermoperiostosis (PDP), one of whom had arthralgia. Although several drugs have been used, we used tamoxifen for his arthralgia and his complaint disappeared. To the best of our knowledge, this is the second case treated by tamoxifen reported in the literature.


Arthralgia Clubbing Hyperhidrosis Pachydermoperiostosis Tamoxifen 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ay?enur Okten
    • 1
  • Ilke Mungan
    • 1
  • Mukaddes Kalyoncu
    • 1
  • Zerrin Orbak
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Pediatrics, School of MedicineKaradeniz Technical UniversityPediatri Anabilim Dal?Turkey
  2. 2.Department of Pediatrics, School of MedicineAtatürk UniversityErzurumTurkey

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