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RMJ. 2006; 31(1): 46-47

A Young Man With Backache And Symmetrical Peripheral Polyarthritis

Aamir Masud, Osama Ishtiaq, Bushra Khizar, Mohammad Iqbal.


We report a case of a 35-year-old male who has ochronotic arthropathy involving his
spine and peripheral joints. He was diagnosed as having Alkaptonuria,which is a rare
disorder of tyrosine catabolism with an autosomal recessive trait. (Rawal Med J

Key words: alkaptonuria, ochronosis, inborn error of metabolism

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