Rheumatoid arthritis

Case contributed by Dr Aditya Shetty


Morning stiffness; deformity of digits; rheumatoid factor positive.

Patient Data

Age: 45 years
Gender: Female

X-ray (both hands) findings:

Annotated image

Yellow arrows indicate Boutonierre deformity

Red arrow indicates hitch-hiker thumb deformity

Red circle indicates key area of affection of the intercarpal spaces

Case Discussion

Case of rheumatoid arthritis (adult type) late stage of the hands, which is a seropositive inflammatory arthropathy with female preponderance. Other organs affected are the lungs, skin, heart, and eyes.




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