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Al-Zaiem Maher M MM Department of Pediatric Surgery, Maternity and Children Hospital, Makkah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. E-mail: - - 2014
Iliopsoas abscess is a very rare pathology in the neonatal period. There is a lack of reports in the literature on bilateral psoas abscess with hip joint arthritis. We report a case of bilateral iliopsoas abscess with concomitant right hip septic arthritis, caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a 28-day-old ...
Handy Catherine E CE Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1830 East Monument Street, Suite 920, Baltimore, USA, - - 2014
We present the case of a 61-year-old female with an acute onset of polyarthritis involving the wrists, hands, knees, and ankles. Associated systemic symptoms included fever, weight loss, and lymphadenopathy. Serologic workup revealed positive rheumatoid factor (RF) and anti-cyclic citrullinated protein (anti-CCP) antibodies. Radiograph imaging of her bilateral hands and ...
Kozak Natasha N Department of Medicine, Kaplan Medical Center, POB 1, Rehovot, 76100, - - 2014
A patient with rheumatoid arthritis presented with increasing fatigue, fever, gingival bleeding, and petechial rash. Her symptoms started 1 week after the first injection of etanercept (Enbrel). Her only other medications (methotrexate and hydroxychloroquine) had been unchanged for years. Tests revealed severe pancytopenia and bone marrow aplasia. She recovered with ...
Piga Matteo M Rheumatology and Rheumatology Unit, University and AOU of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy. Electronic address: - - 2014
The use of biologic drugs has been linked with the paradoxical development of systemic and organ specific autoimmune processes. The aim of this study was to describe the features of biologics-induced autoimmune renal disorders (AIRD) through a systematic review and a cohort study of 707 adult patients affected with Rheumatoid ...
Grewal Gurinder S GS University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. Electronic address: - - 2014
Aortic disease is a known complication of HLA-B27-associated spondyloarthritis. We present the case of a 52-year-old HLA-B27-positive woman with aortitis of the abdominal aorta and spondyloarthritis. In addition to the case reported, a literature search (MEDLINE) for articles published between 1946 and September 2013 was performed using combinations of the ...
Pannu Chaitanya Dev CD Department of Orthopedics, All India Institute of Medical sciences, New Delhi, India. Electronic address: - - 2014
Pigmented villonodular synovitis is a common disease entity particularly in the knee joint but its incidence in the foot is quite rare. A case of first metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint pigmented villonodular synovitis (PVNS), presented to us with recurrence of symptoms after surgical excision done outside our institute. After histological confirmation ...
Guillén Astete Carlos C Servicio de Urgencias, Hospital Universitario Ramón y Cajal, Madrid, España; Servicio de Reumatología, Hospital Universitario Ramón y Cajal, Madrid, España. Electronic address: - - 2014
Infectious arthritis is a medical emergency whose prognosis, in terms of general morbidity and the final functionality of the joint, depends on rapid diagnosis and treatment. The sternoclavicular joint is an area of low prevalence of this type of arthritis, although its frequency is often concentrated in immunosuppressed patients, users ...
Sandre Matthew K MK McMaster University School of Medicine, Hamilton, Ontario, - - 2014
Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) has a diverse range of clinical manifestations, both articular and extra-articular. Although the association of PsA with skin changes is well established, the relationship of PsA with psoriatic nail changes remains relatively unexplored. This report reviews the current literature surrounding the association of PsA with nail changes. ...
Davido B B Infectious Diseases, Raymond Poincaré Teaching Hospital, Garches, 92380, France, - - 2014
Gonococcal arthritis is typically acute and appears within 3 weeks after initial infection. Chronic gonococcal arthritis is now exceptionally rare, since the advent of the antibiotic era. Numerous host factors are involved in gonococcal dissemination, such as complement deficiency, HIV and gonococcus strain characteristics. Gonococcal arthritis shares the same risk factors. ...
Ramsey Lucia L Centre for Health and Rehabilitation Technologies (CHaRT), School of Health Sciences, University of Ulster, , Shore Road , BT370QB UK, United Kingdom. - - 2014
Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of working wrist splints in people with rheumatoid arthritis. Data sources and study selection: This review adhered to the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic reviews and Meta-Analyses guidelines. Ten databases were searched from inception until September 2012 for quantitative and qualitative studies on the effectiveness ...
Lee Gwang Soo GS Department of Neurosurgery, Soonchunhyang University College of Medicine, Seoul, - - 2014
The crowned dens syndrome (CDS), also known as periodontoid calcium pyrophosphate dehydrate crystal deposition disease, is typified clinically by severe cervical pain, neck stiffness and atlantoaxial synovial calcification which could be misdiagnosed as meningitis, epidural abscess, polymyalgia rheumatica, giant cell arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, cervical spondylitis or metastatic spinal tumor. Crystalline ...
Kerola Anne M AM Faculty of Medicine, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, - - 2014
Only limited evidence exists on the therapeutic potential of biologic agents in the treatment of myositis. We present a brief review of the literature on off-label experiences of biologic agents in myositis, with a special interest in abatacept. Rituximab has been indicated to be beneficial and well tolerated in one ...
Ouyang Zhengxiao Z Department of Orthopaedics, Hunan Provincial Tumor Hospital and Tumor Hospital of Xiangya School of Medicine, Central South University, Changsha, Hunan, P.R. China; Shanghai Key Laboratory of Orthopaedic Implants, Department of Orthopaedics, Ninth People's Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, P.R. - - 2014
Dysplasia epiphysealis hemimelica is a rare developmental disorder with unknown etiology affecting epiphysis mostly in childhood. Dysplasia epiphysealis hemimelica is usually considered an intra-articular variant of an osteochondroma owing to its presenting symptoms and histologic findings. Surgical treatment is mandatory when symptoms such as pain, joint impingement, or deformity are ...
Vaishya Raju R Department of Orthopaedic & Joint Replacement Surgery, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi, - - 2014
Chronic renal disease is often associated with secondary hyperparathyroidism (HPP) and rarely with tertiary HPP. Hip arthritis with protrusio acetabuli, secondary to tertiary HPP, is a rare case scenario and has not been described well in the literature. We present a rare case of bilateral hip arthritis with protrusio acetabuli ...
Tanwar Yashwant Singh YS Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital and Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), New Delhi, - - 2014
Abstract We present a review of the current literature and the author's opinion regarding Septic arthritis in the pediatric age group. The etiopathogenesis, clinical features, the laboratory parameters for diagnosis and monitoring of treatment, radiological features, are discussed along-with the debatable issues pertaining to the choice of antibiotics, their duration, ...
Al-Tuwirqi Amani A Assistant professor, School of Dentistry, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi - - 2014
The purpose of this report was to describe the clinical, radiological, and histopathological features of a case of regional odonto- dysplasia (RA) in a seven-year-old boy who was followed for approximately two years. The case is unusual in that the dysplasia occurred in the mandible, and there was a normal-appearing ...
Beattie Rory R 0000-0001-6827-1833 Cardiac Surgical Unit, Royal Victoria Hospital, 274 Grosvenor Road, Belfast BT12 6BA, - - 2014
The case of a female patient presenting with constrictive rheumatoid pericarditis and aortic incompetence secondary to valvular rheumatoid nodules is described along with a review of the literature with the aim to highlight this rare cause of aortic insufficiency.
Moisseiev Elad E Department of Ophthalmology, Tel Aviv Medical Center, affiliated to the Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, - - 2014
We report the case of a 64-year-old woman with rheumatoid arthritis and bilateral visual deterioration. The patient had been treated with certolizumab, a new tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNFα) antagonist, and her findings were consistent with bilateral uveitis, suggestive of sarcoidosis. Here, we review the literature on TNFα antagonist-induced sarcoidosis ...
Ruparelia Pritesh B PB Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, College of Dental Science and Research Centre, 47 Jai Ambika Society, Isanpur Road, Maninagar, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380008, - - 2014
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a systemic inflammatory, slowly progressive disease that results in cartilage and bone destruction. Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) involvement is not uncommon in RA, and it is present in about more than 50% of patients; however, TMJ is usually among the last joints to be involved and is ...
Kolm Isabel I University Hospital - - 2014
Actinomycosis is a rare chronic granulomatous infection caused by Gram-positive, non-acid-fast, anaerobic to microaerophilic bacteria.We report a case of cervicofacial actinomycosis in an 86-year-old woman undergoing immunosuppressive therapy with azathioprine and prednisone for rheumatoid arthritis. She underwent a dental treatment several months earlier. The diagnosis of culture-negative actinomycosis was based ...
Hashemi-Sadraei Neda N Department of Internal Medicine, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 6431 Fannin Street, MSB 1.134, Houston, TX 77030, - - 2014
Infective endocarditis (IE) is infrequently associated with septic arthritis. Moreover, septic arthritis of the acromioclavicular (AC) joint is rarely reported in the literature. We report a case of Streptococcus pneumoniae IE in a patient who presented with bilateral AC joint septic arthritis and we review the literature on the topic.
Wang Zhi Hui - - 2014
Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is an inflammatory joint disease associated with psoriasis. PsA is often confused with other diseases such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. PsA involving temporomandibular joints (TMJs) are uncommon: only 19 articles with 43 cases have been documented in the literature. TMJ ankylosis caused by PsA is rare, ...
Pau M - - 2013
Synovial chondromatosis (SC) is a rare metaplastic disease of the larger joints. It is rarely observed in smaller joints, especially in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). This disease is considered to be metaplastic and shows no malignant tendencies, but can become locally aggressive, erode the cranial base, and even spread intracranially. ...
Sky Karen - - 2013
Antitumor necrosis factor alpha agents are known to increase the risk for severe and atypical infections. Numerous atypical organisms have been reported previously, however, there is a paucity of reports of Salmonella as a complication of these therapies. We report a case of a 69-year-old female who developed Salmonella septic ...
Ursini Francesco F Rheumatology Research Unit, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, Catanzaro, - - 2013
Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is a chronic inflammatory disease affecting about 6-10% of patients with cutaneous psoriasis. According to current knowledge, activated T-cells seem to play a pivotal role in the pathogenesis of both psoriasis and PsA. Abatacept is a novel biologic agent selectively designed to interfere with T-cells co-stimulation. Structurally, ...
Bica Blanca Elena Rios Gomes - - 2013
The authors report a rare association case of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) and osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) in a 53 years-old female patient, present a literature review and discuss the radiological aspects of the temporo-mandibular joint involvement. To our knowledge, this is the first case report of JIA an OI association.
Das Abhishek Kumar - - 2013
Septic arthritis of sterno-clavicular joint is a rare entity which is often associated with predisposing conditions like intravenous drug abuse and diabetes. Its prevalence in healthy subjects with absence of medical co-morbidities has been sporadically reported. Due to the rarity of the condition, diagnosis is often delayed predisposing the patients ...
Shuid Ahmad Nazrun - - 2013
This review explores the effects of pomegranate on the pathogenesis of bone loss in osteoporosis, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. A systematic review of the literature was conducted to identify the relevant studies on pomegranate and osteoporosis/osteoarthritis/rheumatoid arthritis. A comprehensive search was conducted in Medline and CINAHL for relevant studies published ...
Mosca Marta - - 2013
Joint involvement is a common manifestation of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and is described as a non-erosive mild synovitis. However some SLE patients may present a more severe joint involvement requiring aggressive therapy. We describe the case of a SLE patient with a severe arthritis unresponsive to methotrexate, successfully treated ...
Mrani Alaoui Nidal - - 2013
Synovial hemangioma is a rare benign vascular malformation. We report a case of chronic swelling in the left knee of a 7-year-old boy. An intra-articular tumor of synovial origin could was detected after a magnetic resonance imaging scan. Surgical excision of the mass associated with partial synovectomy was carried out. ...
Ferrand Mathieu M Nantes Assistance Main, Clinique Jeanne d'Arc, Nantes, - - 2013
Background Isolated lunocapitate disease is a rare situation. It includes both capitolunate arthritis and osteonecrosis of the capitate head. The management of this pathology is not defined yet. Case Description We treated three patients by resection of the capitate head and interposition of a so-called capitolunate Pi(2) implant (Tornier, BioProfile, Grenoble, France). ...
Momeni Arash A From the *Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford; and †Department of Plastic Surgery, Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center, Santa Clara, - - 2013
Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is a rare skin disorder of unknown etiology that is believed to be part of the spectrum of neutrophilic dermatoses. Although 25% to 50% of cases are idiopathic, PG is associated with systemic disease in up to 70% of patients, most notably inflammatory bowel disease, rheumatoid arthritis, ...
Leung Ying-Ying - - 2013
The Rasch measurement model provides robust analysis of the internal construct validity of outcome measures. We reviewed the application of Rasch analysis in musculoskeletal medicine as part of the work leading to discussion in a Special Interest Group in Rasch Analysis at Outcome Measures in Rheumatology 11. A systematic literature ...
Roubille Camille - - 2013
To review published cases of induced or exacerbated interstitial lung disease (ILD) in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) associated with non-biologic disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (nbDMARDs) and biologics and to discuss clinical implications in daily practice. We performed a systematic literature review from 1975 to July 2013 using Medline, Embase, Cochrane, and abstracts ...
Reed Lucas S - - 2013
Synovial chondromatosis (SC) is a pathologic condition in which mesenchymal tissue rests in a given synovial membrane undergo a metaplastic process, ultimately producing and secreting cartilaginous bodies into the joint space. It is more commonly discussed in the orthopedic literature, since the axial skeleton is the most frequently affected. Although ...
Ajene Anuli N - - 2013
Reactive arthritis (ReA) is a spondyloarthropathic disorder characterized by inflammation of the joints and tissues occurring after gastrointestinal or genitourinary infections. Diagnostic criteria for ReA do not exist and, therefore, it is subject to clinical opinion resulting in cases with a wide range of symptoms and definitions. Using standardized diagnostic ...
Bhardwaj H - - 2013
Spontaneous pneumomediastinum (SPM); also known as mediastinal emphysema, is a rare and usually benign self-resolving appearance of extraluminal air in the mediastinum without any underlying trigger. This is an uncommon disorder mostly seen in the young males and classic clinical presentation is with chest pain, dyspnea, cough and appearance of ...
Lim Debbie T - - 2013
To review and highlight the association of acne conglobata, hidradenitis suppurativa, and dissecting cellulitis of the scalp with inflammatory arthritic conditions, we report five illustrative patients with this association, and a review of the literature. All our patients were African-American males, and their skin disease present before the onset of ...
Gresswell Steven D - - 2013
A case of monophasic intra-articular synovial sarcoma in the right knee of a 39-year-old active duty serviceman treated with a transfemoral amputation is presented. The patient was evaluated for right knee pain and fullness. After further workup, the patient underwent computed tomographyguided biopsy, with the tissue specimen consistent with intra-articular ...
Famenini Shannon - - 2013
TNF-alpha inhibitors are used to treat numerous inflammatory conditions including rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease. Recent reports have illustrated the paradoxical development of psoriasis with TNF-alpha inhibitor therapy. We present here a review of 142 cases of new-onset psoriasis with infliximab, adalimumab, and etanercept therapy. This review illustrates the ...
Jiang Xu-Qin - - 2013
Rituximab, a monoclonal antibody against CD20+ antigen specific B cell, has been increasingly used in the treatment of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and some other autoimmune diseases, such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and rheumatoid arthritis. It is noted that Rituximab could enhanced the efficacy of CHOP-based chemotherapy. Meanwhile it could increase ...
Castberg Filip Christian FC Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Juliane Marie Centre, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark, - - 2013
The 'vanishing bone' syndrome multicentric osteolysis with nodulosis and arthropathy (MONA) is a rare chronic skeleton disorder caused by matrix metalloproteinase 2 (MMP2) deficiency, mimicking erosive polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis. MONA is characterised by facial dysmorphism, subcutaneous fibrocollagenous nodules, carpal and tarsal osteolysis and interphalangeal joint erosions. We present the ...
Gayle Eryka A - - 2013
Septic arthritis of the temporomandibular (TM) joint is rare, but it is associated with high risk for significant morbidity. We reviewed the available literature regarding the presentation, evaluation, treatment, and clinical course of TM joint septic arthritis, focusing on elements relevant to emergency physicians. In the first case, a healthy ...
Erten Sukran - - 2013
Abstract Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is an autosomal recessive auto inflammatory disease, characterized by acute attacks of serositis, arthritis or skin rash. Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic, autoimmune disease characterized by multisystem inflammatory lesions affecting any organ systems in the body. Coexistence of FMF and SLE is rare ...
Bernini Luigi - - 2013
Intravesical instillation of BCG (ivBCG) is an effective and safe immunotherapy of bladder carcinoma but it may have, as side effect, a reactive arthritis (ReA). The authors describe 5 cases observed during their own clinical experience along with the updated review of the literature on this topic. Seventy-three papers were ...
Aly Abdel-Rahman - - 2013
Neuropathic arthropathy (NA), also known as Charcot joint, refers to a chronic progressive degenerative arthritis that is associated with an underlying central or peripheral neurologic disorder. The elbow is rarely reported to be involved in NA, but when affected, it is commonly a result of a cervical syrinx or tabes ...
Benedek Thomas G - - 2013
Psoriasis was probably described no later than the first century AD, and the term was coined in the second century. However, a clear association between descriptions recognizable as psoriasis and articular symptoms began in the 19th century. This review was from the English-language, German, and French literature. The development of ...
Troeltzsch Matthias - - 2013
The differential diagnosis of ulcerative oral lesions is diverse. This report discusses the rare causes of oral mucosal ulceration and suggests approaches for diagnosis and treatment. Two cases of methotrexate-induced stomatitis in patients receiving low dose methotrexate for rheumatoid arthritis are presented with a review of the current literature. In ...
Jeong Yu Mi - - 2013
Rice body formation in a joint or bursa is a rare condition, and is usually associated with rheumatoid arthritis or tuberculous arthritis. Here we describe a case of multiple rice body formation in a shoulder joint and in adjacent bursae, which was confirmed to be due to septic arthritis by ...
Mokuda S - - 2013
We report a 71-year-old female who presented with rheumatoid arthritis complicated by proteinuria. She had been receiving D-penicillamine (D-Pc) for two years prior to presentation. A urinalysis showed proteinuria and hematuria which disappeared within 3 months after D-Pc was stopped. The renal histological findings showed focal proliferative glomerulonephritis with crescent ...
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