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Keywords:

  • Bureau–Barrière syndrome;
  • mutilating acro-osteolysis;
  • osteolysis.

We report an 80-year-old woman with a bilateral mutilating acro-osteolysis of the fingers progressing over a period of 3 years. As the patient refused nerve or muscle biopsies, our diagnosis of acropathia ulcero-mutilans acquisita or Bureau–Barrière syndrome, characterized by osteolysis, remains hypothetical. Sporadic sensory mutilating acropathy of the upper limbs is rare, and we discuss the differential diagnosis.