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Other Names for this Disease
  • Idiopathic hypertrophic osteoarthropathy
  • PDP
  • Primary hypertrophic osteoarthropathy
  • Touraine Solente Gole syndrome
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Pachydermoperiostosis is a rare disorder characterized by clubbing of the fingers and toes; thickening of the skin of the face (pachyderma); excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis); and new bone formation associated with joint pain. Other features may include congenital heart disease and delayed closure of fontanelles. This condition typically appears during childhood or adolescence, often around the time of puberty, and progresses slowly for about ten years. Both autosomal dominant and autosomal recessive inheritance has been reported.[1] Mutations in the HPGD gene have been found in those with the autosomal recessive form of this condition.[2]
Last updated: 12/19/2011


  1. Pachydermoperiostosis. National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD). 2008; Accessed 12/19/2011.
  2. Pachydermoperiostosis. Orphanet. January 2011; Accessed 12/19/2011.
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  • The Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) database contains genetics resources that discuss the different types of pachydermoperiostosis. Click on the links below to go to OMIM and review these resources.
    Pachydermoperiostosis, autosomal recessive
    Pachydermoperiostosis, autosomal dominant
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