International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Case Studies | Medical Science | India | Volume 7 Issue 7, July 2018

Arthritis Mutilans in a Patient with Psoriasis

Dr. E. Archana | Dr. N. Jeeva [3] | Dr. S. Prasanth [6]

Abstract: Psoriatic arthritis is a seronegative spondyloarthropathy occurring in 7 -10 % of patients with psoriasis. Arthritis mutilans is a rare and severe form occurring in 3 to 5 % of psoriatic arthritis. It is an aggressive, progressive and destructive form of arthritis involving small joints of hand and foot, ending in severe joint deformity thereby causing disability. Here we report a case of 72 year male patient with psoriatic skin lesions of 10 years duration not on treatment, now presented with classical opera glass hands (3) - telescoping finger deformity, the hall mark of arthritis mutilans. Patient also has systemic hypertension.

Keywords: Psoriasis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Arthritis Mutilans

Edition: Volume 7 Issue 7, July 2018,

Pages: 778 - 779

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