Handigodu syndrome

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Handigodu syndrome 


A rare–1000 cases in the world literature–osteoarthropathy (spondyloepimetaphyseal dysplasia) seen in India, which affect the knees and hips of all age groups.*

*Named Handigodu for the village in Karnataka’s Malnad region of India, where it was first identified.

Aetiology Uncertain, possibly consanguinity, consumption of pesticide-laden crabs, low protein intake

Clinical findings Severe acute knee and hip pain; severe forms cause death by age 25.

Management Symptomatic 

Synonyms Arthritis of Malnad, Handigodu joint disease, Handigodu disease 

Reference http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Handigodu_Syndrome

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