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Can worsening of erosive osteoarthritis of the hands be avoided? A case report

Authors
Journal
Current Therapeutic Research
0011-393X
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
54
Issue
4
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/s0011-393x(05)80644-7
Disciplines
  • Medicine

Abstract

Abstract A patient with typical erosive osteoarthritis of the hands was treated with galactosaminoglucuronoglycan sulfate 1200 mg/day for 18 months and was evaluated for pain, joint motion, and roentgenographic evidence of disease. At the 18-month follow-up, we observed a significant clinical amelioration and reduction of analgesic requirements. There was no evidence of further erosion after 20 months, and some reparative changes were seen in previously noted erosions. We conclude that worsening of erosive osteoarthritis of the hands may be avoidable.

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