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January 27, 2023

World J Clin Cases




Ochronotic arthropathy of bilateral hip joints: A case report.


Yap San Min N, Rafi U, Wang J, He B, Fan L
World J Clin Cases. 2023 Jan 06; 11(1):210-217.
PMID: 36687193.


Ochronosis, also known as alkaptonuria, is a rare autosomal recessive self-metabolic disease arising from deficiency of homogentisate 1,2 dioxygenase enzyme. It affects several organs and muscoskeletal structures. We herein report a case of a patient who presented with severe hip arthropathy complicated with late stage ochronosis.