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Erosive Arthropathy with Osteolysis As a Typical Feature in Polyfibromatosis Syndrome: A Case Report and a Review of the Literature

By Seong-Kyu Kim, Hyung Joon Kim, Young Hwan Lee, Kyung Jin Suh, Sung-Hoon Park and Jung-Yoon Choe


Polyfibromatosis syndrome is a rare disease entity that is characterized by various clinical features such as palmar, plantar, and penile fibromatoses, keloid formations of the skin, and erosive arthropathy. Its precise pathophysiology or etiology remains unclear. In addition to distinctive diverse skin manifestations, patients with polyfibromatosis have been previously reported to show erosive arthropathy with significant limitation of movement at affected joints. However, the presence of erosive polyarthropathy in polyfibromatosis has not emphasized in previous cases. Here, we report a case of polyfibromatosis syndrome combined with painless massive structural destruction of hand and foot joints, and review the characteristics of erosive arthropathy in previous cases

Topics: Case Report
Publisher: The Korean Academy of Medical Sciences
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