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Subacromial bursitis with giant rice bodies as initial presentation of rheumatoid arthritis.
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PMID:  23013846     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Rice body formation is a nonspecific response to chronic synovial inflammation associated with tuberculous arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, seronegative inflammatory arthritis, and even osteoarthritis. Such bodies were termed rice bodies because of their close resemblance to grains of polished white rice. We present a case report of a middle-aged woman with right shoulder subacromial/subdeltoid bursitis with giant rice body formation as her initial presentation of rheumatoid arthritis. Her right shoulder symptoms resolved after subacromial and subdeltoid bursectomy and removal of the rice bodies. She subsequently developed inflammatory arthritis of other joints, met the criteria for rheumatoid arthritis, and has been treated medically.
Ramesh Subramaniam; Justina Wei Lyn Tan; Cora Yuk Ping Chau; Keng Thiam Lee
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical rheumatology : practical reports on rheumatic & musculoskeletal diseases     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1536-7355     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Rheumatol     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-10     Completed Date:  2013-04-02     Revised Date:  2013-11-07    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9518034     Medline TA:  J Clin Rheumatol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  352-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, 11 Jalan, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore 308433S, Singapore.
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MeSH Terms
Acromioclavicular Joint / pathology*,  radiography,  surgery
Arthritis, Rheumatoid / pathology*,  radiography*
Bursa, Synovial / pathology,  surgery
Bursitis / pathology*,  radiography,  surgery
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Middle Aged
Treatment Outcome

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