Destructive Arthritis in a Patient with Haim-Munk Syndrome

Merav Lidar, Abraham Zlotogorski, Pnina Langevitz, Nurit Tweezer-Zaks, Gisele Zandman-Goddard*

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Haim-Munk and Papillon-Lefèvre are 2 closely related syndromes, inherited in an autosomal recessive pattern, manifested by palmoplantar keratoderma and early, destructive periodontitis. Recently, mutations in the cathepsin C gene have been recognized in both syndromes. We describe a patient with Haim-Munk syndrome (palmar plantar keratosis and periodontitis) and destructive arthritis of the wrists and shoulder joints, an association that has not been previously described.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)814-817
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Rheumatology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • Cathepsin C
  • Destructive periodontitis
  • Haim-Munk syndrome
  • Palmoplantar keratoderma


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