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Is chronic renal failure a risk factor for the development of erosive osteoarthritis?
  1. I J Duncan,
  2. N P Hurst,
  3. A Disney,
  4. R Sebben,
  5. S C Milazzo
  1. Rheumatology Unit, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woodville, South Australia.

    Abstract

    Erosive osteoarthritis of the hands of unusually early onset and severity was seen in two patients treated for chronic renal failure by long term haemodialysis and renal homograft respectively. The significance of this observation is discussed in the light of previous studies of erosive arthropathy in patients with chronic renal failure. Factors associated with chronic renal failure may predispose to the development of erosive osteoarthritis.

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