Successful symptomatic treatment of melorheostosis with nifedipine

E. L. Semble, G. G. Poehling, D. S. Prough, R. E. White, E. J. Pisko

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Melorheostosis is an unusual sclerotic dysplasia of bone. The authors describe a patient with melorheostosis who showed improvement in pain and vasomotor function after treatment with nifedipine. Peripheral vascular disturbances may be responsible for the pain associated with this disorder and vascular abnormalities could possibly be related to the pathogenesis of this disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)277-280
Number of pages4
JournalClinical and Experimental Rheumatology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 1 1986
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology

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Semble, E. L., Poehling, G. G., Prough, D. S., White, R. E., & Pisko, E. J. (1986). Successful symptomatic treatment of melorheostosis with nifedipine. Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology, 4(3), 277-280.