A man in New England developed a bone diseaserarely seen in the United States due to his habit of huffing computer cleaner, according to a new report of the case.
The 28-year-old man's case began in September 2010, when he went to the doctor after experiencing hip pain, difficulty walking, trouble moving his right arm and wrist, and enlargement of the bones in his hands, according to the report. These problems had gone on for about two years, before which he had been healthy.
Doctors noted that the man's posture was stooped, that he walked with his torso titled to the left and that his hip joint had limited mobility. What's more, the bones of the man's fingers had expanded so much that they had become deformed, with "bony masses" on all of his fingers, the report said.