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Joint Bone Spine
Volume 78, n° 4
pages 409-411 (juillet 2011)
Doi : 10.1016/j.jbspin.2011.02.016
accepted : 15 February 2011
Skeletal recovery from hepatitis C-associated osteosclerosis (HCAO) following antiviral treatment

Rose-Marie Javier a, , Marie-Christine de Vernejoul b , Naji Afif a , Jean-Louis Kuntz a , Jean Sibilia a
a Rheumatology Unit, Department of Rheumatology, hôpital de Hautepierre, University Hospital, 67000 Strasbourg, France 
b Inserm U606, hospital Lariboisière, Paris, France 

Corresponding author. Tel.: +33 3 88127953, fax: +33 3 88127951.

Hepatitis C-associated osteosclerosis (HCAO) is characterized by increased bone mass following hepatitis C infection. We report here a case of HCAO that lasted 8years before the patient received antiviral hepatitis treatment. Seven years after the antiviral treatment, the evolution of radiographs and densitometry showed skeletal recovery of osteosclerosis. This case strengthens the relationship between viral infection and osteosclerosis.

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Keywords : Osteosclerosis, Hepatitis C, Antiviral treatment, Recovery

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