CONNECTIVE TISSUE DISEASE. SLE. Joint space narrowing is uncommon in systemic lupus erythematosus TRUE FALSE. ANSWER. Joint space narrowing is uncommon in systemic lupus erythematosus TRUE FALSE
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Joint space narrowing is uncommon in systemic lupus erythematosus
- Joint space narrowing is uncommon, and when present is likely due to disuse atrophy or pressure from an adjacent subluxed bone. Altered stresses across the joint may also cause a "hook erosion" at the metacarpal heads due to capsular stress, mimicing findings of rheumatoid arthritis. This is more often observed on the radial side.
Patients with SLE are at increased risk for insufficiency fractures, possibly due to :
Distribution of radiographic abnormalities in the hand of patients with lupus arthropathy
Sagittal T1-weighted MR image shows foci of isointense signal encircled by a low-signal-intensity rim in the distal femur and proximal tibia (arrows). The hypointense rim represents reparative granulation tissue surrounding infarcted bone.
Anteroposterior radiograph of the left knee shows sclerosis in the distal femur and proximal tibia.
Scleroderma-like syndrome with eosinophilia, hypergammaglobulinemia, but without systemic or vascular involvement
Chemical that can induce cutaneous abnormalities simulating those of scleroderma
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- ALSO EHLERS-DANLOS SYNDROME
CLINICAL MANIFESTATIONS NECESSARY FOR DIAGNOSIS OF JACCOUD’S ARTHROPATHY EXCEPT:
- ALSO: CHARACTERISTIC ARTICULAR DEFORMITY CONSISTING OF FLEXION AND ULNAR DEVIATION AT THE MCP, PARTICULARLY IN THE 4TH AND 5TH DIGITS