Rheumatoid arthritis

Case contributed by Dr Aditya Shetty


Morning stiffness ; deformity of digits; rheumatoid factor positive.

Patient Data

Age: 45
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.

Sero-postive inflammatory arthropathy.

Female preponderance.

Other organs affected are lungs,skin,heart and eyes.




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Case information

rID: 28018
Published: 5th Mar 2014
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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