Radiographic abnormalities of rheumatoid arthritis in patients with diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis

Arthritis Rheum. Jan-Feb 1978;21(1):1-5. doi: 10.1002/art.1780210101.

Abstract

Radiographic abnormalities of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in 8 patients with diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) included atypical features: lack of osteoporosis, bone sclerosis and proliferation about erosions, osteophytosis, and bony ankylosis. Atypical clinical features included a high incidence of flexion contractures of elbows, wrists, ankles, or knees. It is not surprising that bone production occurs about involved articulations in patients with RA-DISH, as the latter disorder is characterized by bony proliferation at sites of ligament and tendon attachment to bone in the axial and extraaxial skeleton, perhaps related to stress.

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Ankylosis / complications
  • Ankylosis / diagnostic imaging*
  • Arthritis, Rheumatoid / complications
  • Arthritis, Rheumatoid / diagnostic imaging*
  • Bone and Bones / diagnostic imaging*
  • Exostoses / complications
  • Exostoses / diagnostic imaging*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Radiography