Rheumatoid arthritis - hands

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Frank Gaillard

Patient Data

Age: Elderly

Typical changes of rheumatoid arthritis of the hands with prominent metacarpophalangeal osteopenia, erosions very marked within the carpus and radiocarpal/ulnocarpal joints. 

Case Discussion

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

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Case information

rID: 3031
Published: 22nd May 2008
Last edited: 15th Feb 2021
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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