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African Health Sciences
Makerere University Medical School
ISSN: 1680-6905
EISSN: 1680-6905
Vol. 2, No. 3, 2002, pp. 118-120
Bioline Code: hs02051
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
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African Health Sciences, Vol. 2, No. 3, 2002, pp. 118-120

 en Camurati-Engelmann's Disease: A Case Report
Byanyima, Rosemary Kusaba & Nabawesi, Jennifer Batuuka


Camurati-Engelmann's disease is a rare condition worldwide. No cases have been documented in Uganda. A 26 year old female presented with a history of grinding pain in the limbs for over 20 years. Strong painkillers would temporally relieve the pain. She had an asthenic stature with generalised reduction in muscle bulk. Plain x-rays revealed the characteristic symmetrical thickening and sclerosis of the diaphyses of the appendicular skeleton and skull base, which is pathognomonic of Camurati-Engelmann's disease. Involvement of the metaphyses of these long bones as well as the metacarpal bones makes this an unusual case.

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