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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - An accumulation of dark pigment in cartilage and other connective tissue.

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  • Hydroquinone, a skin-lightening cream, can be effective, but be careful to use the dosage prescribed by your doctor—a high percentage of hydroquinone can cause...
  • In rare cases, ochronosis can cause valvular heart disease.
  • The pigment appears to be inside the tissues and picture is consistent with ochronosis (Alkaptonuria).
  • This case report shows that early diagnosis of cardiovascular ochronosis gives us the opportunity to use conservative treatment to slow down the progression of valvular... for more
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