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Fistulization of rheumatoid joints. Spectrum of identifiable syndromes.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1221937     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Eight patients with rheumatoid arthritis developed cutaneous fistulae adjacent to affected joints. Rheumatoid factor was positive in eight patients; subcutaneous nodules were noted in seven. Two patients had features of rheumatoid vasculitis. A spectrum of syndrome characterized by cutaneous fistulae was observed. Three patients showed classical fistulous rheumatism. Four patients developed septic arthritis which subsequently fistulized; in two, infection was associated with total joint replacement. One patient showed a cutaneous sinus accompanying a large calf cyst. A variety of diagnoses must be considered when cutaneous fistulae appear near joints in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
R F Shapiro; D Resnick; J J Castles; R D D'Ambrosia; P R Lipscomb
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of the rheumatic diseases     Volume:  34     ISSN:  0003-4967     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Rheum. Dis.     Publication Date:  1975 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1976-06-02     Completed Date:  1976-06-02     Revised Date:  2010-09-07    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372355     Medline TA:  Ann Rheum Dis     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  489-98     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Arthritis, Rheumatoid / complications*,  pathology,  radiography
Middle Aged
Synovial Cyst / surgery

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