Systemic sclerosis

Case contributed by Prof Oliver Hennessy


Joint pain for investigation.

Patient Data

Age: 66
Gender: Female

Extensive soft tissue calcification in a predominantly periarticular distribution.

Acro-osteolysis of the soft tissues of the terminal tufts.

Extensive demineralization of bones.

There are no erosions.

Case Discussion

Periarticular calcification of the hands and feet is characteristic of systemic sclerosis involving the musculoskeletal system.

Other conditions where multiple sites of soft tissue periarticular calcification is seen include:

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Case information

rID: 33323
Published: 8th Jan 2015
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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