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Dermatol Online J. 2013 Feb 15;19(2):10.

Complete form of pachydermoperiostosis: a case report.

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Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, India.


Pachydermoperiostosis is a primary form of hypertrophic osteoarthropathy, which presents with pachydermia, digital clubbing, and radiologic periostosis. Pachydermoperiostosis occurs owing to mutations of the gene encoding for 15-hydroxyprostaglandin dehydrogenase (15HPGD). Clinical manifestations of PDP are thought to relate to excessive collagen formation and dysregulation of matrix proteins because of fibroblastic hyperactivation. We present a very rare case of the complete form of pachydermoperiostosis in a young Indian male.

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