Rheumatoid arthritis - feet

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle

Presentation

Patient attending rheumatology clinic for several years with hand and feet pains.

Patient Data

Age: 45
Gender: Male
X-ray

Marginal erosions involving the MTP joint of the right little toe.

Associated periarticular subchondral lucency.

Case Discussion

Rheumatoid disease is a multi-system disorder, most associated with musculoskeletal manifestations.

It is usually a seropositive arthrititis, characterised by an erosive arthropathy.

A large component of modern care of these diseases is early aggressive treatment, including with biological therapies, before the radiographic findings become apparent.

The patient was a known rheumatoid arthritis sufferer.

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Case information

rID: 27301
Case created: 28th Jan 2014
Last edited: 13th Mar 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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