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Arthritis mutilans: A rare phenomenon

M C Madua

Abstract


A 67-year-old woman presented to the Department of Surgery, Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital, South Africa, with an incarcerated umbilical hernia and a history of hypertension and psoriasis. Gastroscopy revealed a prepyloric ulcer. She had generalised plaque psoriasis and arthritis of the small joints of the hands, wrist and feet.

 

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M C Madua, Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital, and Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

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Arthritis mutilans

Cite this article

South African Medical Journal 2015;105(2):154. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.9263

Article History

Date submitted: 2014-12-08
Date published: 2014-12-22

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