Q: How does the appearance of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in the hand and wrist differ from rheumatoid arthritis (RA)? show answer
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Pain in the hands and wrists. History of a chronic connective tissue disorder.
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Radiographs of the hands, including Norgaard (ball-catcher's) views. There are multiple typical findings in SLE arthropathy, including
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE or just "lupus") is a connective tissue disorder that can result in multiple musculoskeletal abnormalities, including a characteristic arthropathy in the hands (sometimes called "lupus arthritis").
The joints are affected in this systemic disease in 75-90% of patients and radiographic changes include:
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