Ochronotic arthropathy - Disappearance of alkaptonuria after liver transplantation for hepatitis B-related cirrhosis


Kobak A., Oder G., Kobak N., Argin M., Inal V.

JCR-JOURNAL OF CLINICAL RHEUMATOLOGY, cilt.11, ss.323-325, 2005 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 11 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2005
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1097/01.rhu.0000191157.25894.55
  • Dergi Adı: JCR-JOURNAL OF CLINICAL RHEUMATOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.323-325

Özet

The deficiency of homogentisic acid oxidase, an enzyme that is mainly found in hepatocytes, is associated with alkaptonuria and ochronosis. We report a patient with clinical and radiologic findings of ochronotic arthropathy in whom alkaptonuria disappeared and the progressive course of the disease stopped after liver transplantation for hepatitis B-related cirrhosis.