Bardin T, Labaildarne JL, Zingraff J, Laredo JD, Voisin MC,
Kreis H, Kuntz D
Dialysis arthropathy: Outcome after renal transplantation
Am J Med
(Sep) 99:243-248 1995
The purpose of this study was to follow the extent of resolution of beta-2-
microglobulin associated arthropathy and bone cysts after renal
transplantation. Fourteen patients were studied, in a blinded comparison of
X-rays before and 12-121 months after transplantation.
Whereas joint symptoms were improved in 10/14 patients, the size of
subchondral bone erosions did not decrease, and erosive bony lesions
progressed over time.
The results indicate that while transplantation may arrest beta-2-
microglobulin associated arthropathy and bone disease, little objective
evidence of regression can be expected to occur.
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Joint disease, beta-2 microglobulin