Osteonecrosis in patients receiving dialysis: Report of two cases and review of the literature

P. Langevitz, D. Buskila, J. Stewart, D. J. Sherrard, G. Hercz

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Abstract

Two patients receiving maintenance dialysis therapy developed osteonecrosis, the first in the humeral head and the second in the talus. Both patients lacked known risk factors for developing osteonecrosis. A possible pathogenic role of secondary hyperparathyroidism in this disorder is suggested. Rheumatologists evaluating patients receiving maintenance dialysis with rheumatic manifestations should be aware of this potential complication.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)402-406
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Rheumatology
Volume17
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Dialysis
  • Osteodystrophy
  • Osteonecrosis

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