Bilateral ptosis as a presenting feature of primary hypertrophic osteoarthropathy (pachydermoperiostosis): a case report

  • S. El Aoud Department of Internal Medicine, Hedi Chaker Hospital, Sfax, Tunisia.
  • F. Frikha | fetenfrikha@yahoo.fr Department of Internal Medicine, Hedi Chaker Hospital, Sfax, Tunisia.
  • M. Snoussi Department of Internal Medicine, Hedi Chaker Hospital, Sfax, Tunisia.
  • R. Ben Salah Department of Internal Medicine, Hedi Chaker Hospital, Sfax, Tunisia.
  • Z. Bahloul Department of Internal Medicine, Hedi Chaker Hospital, Sfax, Tunisia.

Abstract

Pachydermoperiostosis is a rare hereditary disorder, which affects both bones and skin. It is characterized by a combination of dermatologic changes (pachydermia or thickening of the skin) and rheumatologic manifestations (periostosis and finger clubbing). Eyelid ptosis which is caused by thickened eyelids (blepharoptosis) is a less common symptom. We report the case of a patient with a complete form of pachydermoperiostosis with bilateral ptosis as presenting feature.

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2014-11-06
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Keywords:
Idiopathic hypertrophic osteoarthropathy, Periostosis, Ptosis, Arthritis.
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El Aoud, S., Frikha, F., Snoussi, M., Ben Salah, R., & Bahloul, Z. (2014). Bilateral ptosis as a presenting feature of primary hypertrophic osteoarthropathy (pachydermoperiostosis): a case report. Reumatismo, 66(3), 249-253. https://doi.org/10.4081/reumatismo.2014.726