Figure 1.

Characteristics of Kashin-Beck disease (KBD). A, Representative KBD patients with grade III KBD(left female patient aged 43 years, middle male patient aged 49 years, right male patient aged 46 years); B&C, Images of hands(B) and knees (C) from representative patients with grade III KBD; D&E radiographic images of left hand(D) and right knee(E) of representative patient exhibiting shortened phalanges, enlarged bone ends of phalanges and narrowed joint space; F&G, hematoxylin and eosin staining of adult articular cartilage from a healthy subject (F) and KBD patients (original magnification × 100).

Zhang et al. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012 13:130   doi:10.1186/1471-2474-13-130
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