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Acroosteolysis: A medical term for the slowly progressive destruction of the distal end of bones in the hands and feet. The condition may be inherited or may be acquired in occupations involving polyvinylcholoride plastic material. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Acroosteolysis is available below.
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A condition with congenital and acquired forms causing recurrent ulcers in the fingers and toes. The congenital form exhibits autosomal dominant inheritance; the acquired form is found in workers who handle VINYL CHLORIDE. When acro-osteolysis is accompanied by generalized OSTEOPOROSIS and skull deformations, it is called HAJDU-CHENEY SYNDROME. - (Source - Diseases Database)
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