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Treatment of resistant pain in hypertrophic pulmonary osteoarthropathy with subcutaneous octreotide.
  1. S A Johnson,
  2. P A Spiller,
  3. C M Faull
  1. St Mary's Hospice, Selly Park, Birmingham, UK.


Pain in hypertrophic pulmonary osteoarthropathy (HPOA) due to periostitis and arthropathy can be a particularly disabling symptom, and resistant to a wide variety of treatments. The effectiveness of subcutaneous octreotide in relieving this pain in a patient with HPOA is reported.

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