Juvenile hyaline fibromatosis: focus on radiographic features in adulthood

Department of Rheumatology, Ben Aknoun Hospital, Algiers, 16300, Algeria.
Rheumatology International (Impact Factor: 1.63). 02/2011; 31(2):273-6. DOI: 10.1007/s00296-010-1583-2
Source: PubMed

ABSTRACT Juvenile hyaline fibromatosis (JHF) is a rare autosomal recessive hereditary disorder (less than 80 cases reported), characterized by multiple nodular lesions on the skin and musculoskeletal involvement, very debilitating because most adolescents and adults become bedridden. Only 10 cases have been reported on JHF in adulthood. We report the case of a 34-year-old male patient in whom clinical and histological findings were consistent with a mild JHF and focus on the radiographic features. The main purpose of this report is to increase the information available related to the radiographic manifestations and prognosis of JHF.

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