Psoriatic arthritis

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Presentation

Hand pain, long-standing.

Patient Data

Age: 60 years
Gender: Female
X-ray

Bony destruction consistent with arthritis deformans is seen with "pencil-in-cup" deformity of the DIP of the index and PIP of the ring finger. No significant juxta-articular osteopaenia or other joint involvement is seen. Findings are consistent with known psoriatic arthritis. 

Case Discussion

Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is one of the seronegative arthropathies. General imaging differential diagnoses include rheumatoid arthritis, erosive osteoarthritis and reactive arthritis. 

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Case information

rID: 33845
Case created: 26th Jan 2015
Last edited: 8th Feb 2017
Tag: hand
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