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Reumatologia/Rheumatology
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1/2006
vol. 44
 
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CASE REPORT
Ochronotic spondylosis of 5 years old boy – a case report

Lidia Rutkowska-Sak
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Iwona Słowińska
,
Beata Kołodziejczyk

rU 2006; 44, 1: 52-55
Online publish date: 2006/02/15
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Alkaptonuria is a rare disorder caused by congenital homogentisate oxidaze deficiency of recessive inheritance. Homogentisate polymers are accumulated and manifested with urine darkening and ochronosis.
A 12 years case history of a boy aged 17 with intervertebral disc calcification intractu ochronosis is presented. The clinical picture, diagnostic and therapeutic possibilities are described.
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alkaptonuria, ochronotic changes, children




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