Document Detail


Prevalence of mutilans-like hand deformities in patients with seropositive rheumatoid arthritis. A prospective 20-year study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10092163     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This study examined radiographically the prevalence of arthritis mutilans hand deformities in an inception cohort of 68 rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients. Hand deformities of 103 RF-positive RA patients were evaluated after 8 years, 83 patients after 15 years and 68 patients 20 years after entry. The grade of destruction in the hand joints was assessed by the Larsen method and Larsen scores of 0-50 were determined for both PIP (+IP) and MCP joints. At the end point, 3 patients had Larsen scores > or =40 for both PIP and MCP joints. These three patients had severe resorption in most of the finger joints, but did not demonstrate classical opera-glass hand. The prevalence of mutilans-like hand deformities with RA was 3/68 (4.4%) in a prospective 20-year study.
Authors:
M Yoshida; E A Belt; K Kaarela; M J Kauppi; T Shimamura
Related Documents :
17287933 - Association of bone mineral density and vertebral deformity in patients with rheumatoid...
12964513 - Frequency of lymphadenopathy in rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus.
11731753 - Effects of sevoflurane versus propofol on qt interval.
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scandinavian journal of rheumatology     Volume:  28     ISSN:  0300-9742     ISO Abbreviation:  Scand. J. Rheumatol.     Publication Date:  1999  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-04-07     Completed Date:  1999-04-07     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0321213     Medline TA:  Scand J Rheumatol     Country:  NORWAY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  38-40     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rheumatology, Iwate Medical University, Morioka, Japan.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Arthritis, Rheumatoid / complications,  epidemiology*,  pathology
Arthrography
Bone Resorption / etiology,  pathology
Female
Finger Joint / pathology,  radiography
Finland / epidemiology
Hand Deformities / complications,  epidemiology*,  pathology
Humans
Joint Deformities, Acquired / complications,  epidemiology*,  pathology
Prevalence
Prospective Studies

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine


Previous Document:  The prognosis and outcome of patients referred to an outpatient clinic for rheumatic diseases charac...
Next Document:  Hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal axis and growth hormone axis in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.