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Deforming arthropathy in systemic lupus erythematosus.
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PMID:  19013374     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Systemic lupus erythematosus is an autoimmune and inflammatory disease characterized by a variety of symptoms, including arthropathy. The clinical presentation of joint involvement varies, ranging from arthralgia without erosions or deformity to an erosive arthropathy and severe functional disability. This paper reviews the main forms of deforming arthropathy observed in lupus patients. It includes a) non-erosive arthropathy (it is the most frequent form and characterized as Jaccoud's), b) erosive symmetrical polyarthritis with deformities similar to rheumatoid arthritis, named as rhupus, and c) mild deforming arthropathy. Even though enough such cases of patients have been reported in the international bibliography, no definite criteria for their diagnosis have been published yet. The use of contemporary radiological and immunological methods will facilitate their prevention and treatment.
Chrisoula Pipili; Areti Sfritzeri; Evangelos Cholongitas
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2008-04-01
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of internal medicine     Volume:  19     ISSN:  1879-0828     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Intern. Med.     Publication Date:  2008 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-11-17     Completed Date:  2009-02-27     Revised Date:  2009-05-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9003220     Medline TA:  Eur J Intern Med     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  482-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Internal Medicine, General Hospital of Sitia, GR-72300, Greece.
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MeSH Terms
Arthritis / diagnosis*,  etiology*
Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic / complications*,  diagnosis*

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