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Primary idiopathic osteolysis: description of a family.
  1. A Naranjo,
  2. M A Muniain,
  3. J Martín,
  4. J Vázquez,
  5. J Núñez
  1. Locomotor Department, Hospital San Juan de Dios, Seville, Spain.


    A clinical, analytical, and radiological study was carried out on three members of the same family with multicentric idiopathic osteolysis. Transmission appeared to be via the dominant autosome present in the mother and two daughters. In the daughters osteolysis was seen in the carpal and tarsal bones, whereas in the mother radiology showed it to be in the phalanges of the hands and feet.

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