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The effect of adrenergic blockade in hypertrophic pulmonary osteoarthropathy (HPOA)
  1. G. Reardon,
  2. A. J. Collins,
  3. P. A. Bacon

    Abstract

    A case of hypertrophic pulmonary osteoarthropathy (HPOA) is described, together with synovial fluid cytology and synovial histology. A new approach to therapy is described using adrenergic blockade. The effectiveness of this regime was assessed by quantitative thermography. The successful results support the neurogenic hypothesis for the aetiology of HPOA.

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