Melorheostosis: Report of a new case with linear scleroderma

Birtane M., Eryavuz M., Unalan H., Tuzun F.

CLINICAL RHEUMATOLOGY, cilt.17, sa.6, ss.543-545, 1998 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 17 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 1998
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/bf01451298
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.543-545


Melorheostosis is a very rare bone disease of unknown etiology characterised by linear hyperostosis and associated with fibrosis of soft tissues and the skin. This uncommon sclerosing bone dysplasia was first described by Leri and Joanny in 1922, and since then, until 1993, approximately 300 cases were reported in the literature. Linear scleroderma is a localised proliferation of connective tissue and has rarely been associated with melorheostosis.