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hypertrophic pulmonary osteoarthropathy

hypertrophic pulmonary osteoarthropathy in Medicine

hypertrophic pulmonary osteoarthropathy n.
Expansion of the distal ends or entire shafts of the long bones, which is sometimes associated with erosion of the articular cartilages, thickening and villous proliferation of the synovial membranes, and often with finger clubbing. Also called Bamberger-Marie disease, Marie's disease.

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