Phemister triad

Dr Henry Knipe and Dr Yuranga Weerakkody et al.

The triad of Phemister refers to three features seen classically with tuberculous arthropathy:

  • juxta-articular osteopaenia/osteoporosis
  • peripheral osseous erosions
  • gradual narrowing of joint space
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Article information

rID: 8691
Section: Signs
Tags: cases, refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Phemister's triad
  • Phemister's Triad
  • Triad of Phemister

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