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Radiographic development during three decades in a patient with psoriatic arthritis mutilans
Univ Helsinki, Cent Hosp, Helsinki Med Imaging Ctr, Helsinki, Finland..
Univ Iceland, Ctr Rheumatol Res, Reykjavik, Iceland.;Univ Iceland, Fac Med, Reykjavik, Iceland..
Odense Univ Hosp, Dept Rheumatol, DK-5000 Odense, Denmark..
Aarhus Univ Hosp, Dept Dermatol, DK-8000 Aarhus, Denmark..
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2015 (English)In: ACTA RADIOLOGICA OPEN, ISSN 2058-4601, Vol. 4, no 7Article in journal (Refereed) PublishedText
Abstract [en]

Psoriatic arthritis mutilans (PAM) is the most severe and rare form of psoriatic arthritis (PsA). We describe radiological development in a typical case of PAM covering three decades in order to elucidate the need for early diagnosis of PAM. Radiographs of hands and feet, taken from 1981 to 2010, were evaluated using the Psoriatic Arthritis Ratingen Score (PARS). When PsA was diagnosed, in 1981, gross deformity was observed in the second PIP joint of the left foot. Several pencil-in-cup deformities and gross osteolysis were present in the feet in the first decade of the disease. Over 10 years, many joints had reached maximum scores. During the follow-up, other joints became involved and the disease developed clinically. Reporting early signs suggestive of PAM, e.g. pencil-in cup deformities and gross osteolysis in any joint, should be mandatory and crucial. This would heighten our awareness of PAM, accelerate the diagnosis, and lead to improved effective treatment in order to minimize joint damages resulting in PAM.

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2015. Vol. 4, no 7
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Radiology, psoriasis, arthritis, mutilans, follow-up
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Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Medical Imaging
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-272420DOI: 10.1177/2058460115588098ISI: 000366016800002OAI: diva2:897282
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