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CASE REPORT
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 182-184

Pachydermoperiostosis mimicking acromegaly: A case report


Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, Calcutta School of Tropical Medicine, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Correspondence Address:
Jayanta K Barua
Flat 3D, Basudha Baitalik, 75 Briji West, Kolkata - 700 084, West Bengal
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/idoj.IDOJ_230_17

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Pachydermoperiostosis is a rare, hereditary disease commonly presenting with digital clubbing, pachyderma, and periosteal hypertrophy. Coarsening of facial features and spade-like enlargement of hands and feet may give rise to a diagnostic dilemma between pachydermoperiostosis and acromegaly. This report highlights a case of a 36-year-old man who presented with broadening of hands and feet, facial skin thickening, and edematous and drooping eyelids for the last 10 years.There was no history of similar presentation in his family. Such clinical presentation in corroboration with normal growth hormone level and prominent radiological abnormalities prompted us to make a diagnosis of pachydermoperiostosis.


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