Occupational acroosteolysis in a guitar player

R. Baran, A. Tosti

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A case of occupational acroosteolysis in a 24-year-old classical guitar player is reported. Nail tenderness was the only manifestation of initial acroosteolysis, which was due to mechanical stress on the fingers. Radiographs showed initial resorption of the 2nd, 3rd and 4th finger of the left hand. The authors review the clinical and radiological features of acroosteolysis. The pathogenesis of acroosteolysis is discussed as well as the different diseases that may cause destructuve changes of the distal phalangeal bones.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)64-65
Number of pages2
JournalActa dermato-venereologica
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993
Externally publishedYes


  • Bony phalanx anomalies
  • Finger tenderness
  • Radiological changes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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