Osteoporosis associated with non-familial acro-osteolysis: Successful treatment with an anti-resorptive agent

Anthony Williams, Neeta Nayak, Gurjit Kaeley, Jeno Sebes, Laura Carbone

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The syndrome non-familial acro-osteolysis features bone reabsorption of the digits in association with short stature. Osteoporosis is common in this disorder, but no successful treatment has been previously reported. We report a case of non-familial acro-osteolysis complicated by multiple fractures in which treatment with antiresorptive therapy improved both biochemical markers of bone turnover and bone mineral density but had no effect on the acro- osteolysis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)346-348
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Rheumatology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1999
Externally publishedYes



  • Acro-osteolysis
  • Fractures
  • MRI
  • Osteoporosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology

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