Rheumatoid arthritis - hands

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

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Patient Data

Gender: Female
X-ray

Typical changes consistent with known rheumatoid arthritis. Metacarpophalangeal joint destructive arthropathy with subluxation and periarticular osteopenia. 

Case Discussion

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic autoimmune multisystemic inflammatory disease which affects many organs but predominantly attacks the synovial tissues and joints.

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Case information

rID: 2741
Published: 19th May 2008
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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