Frostbite arthritis

J Rheumatol. Jul-Aug 1979;6(4):456-60.

Abstract

We report a case of unilateral frostbite arthritis in a 58-year-old male. Clinical and radiological changes mimicked those of erosive osteoarthritis. Patients with this presentation should be carefully questioned for a history of exposure to cold, and frostbite arthritis should be considered in the differential diagnosis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Acute Disease
  • Arthritis / drug therapy
  • Arthritis / etiology*
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Frostbite / complications*
  • Hand / diagnostic imaging
  • Humans
  • Indomethacin / therapeutic use
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Osteoarthritis / etiology
  • Osteoporosis / etiology
  • Radiography
  • Sclerosis

Substances

  • Indomethacin