Large elbow nodules in a patient with rheumatoid nodulosis

  • Faten Frikha | fetenfrikha@yahoo.fr Department of internal medicine, Tunisia.
  • Sameh Ellouz
  • Moez Trigui
  • Makram Frigui
  • Tahia Boudawara
  • Zouhir Bahloul

Abstract

Rheumatoid nodulosis is an uncommon pathology considered as a particular variant of rheumatoid arthritis associated with subcutaneous rheumatoid nodules, palindromic rheumatism, and mild or no systemic manifest­ation, usually with positive rheumatoid factor and radiological subchondral bone cysts. We describe a 58-year-old man with the diagnosis of seropositive but nondestructive, nondeforming rheumatoid arthritis, who exhibits multiple subcutaneous rheumatoid nodules associated with episodes of intermittent arthralgias and subchondral cystic lesions of the small bones of the hands and feet. Large nodules were surgically removed from the two elbows. They were histologically typical of rheumatoid nodules. All these findings were consistent with the diagnosis of rheumatoid nodulosis.

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Author Biography

Faten Frikha, Department of internal medicine
Hedi Chaker Hospital Department of Internal medicine
Published
2010-09-29
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Keywords:
Rheumatoid nodulosis, rheumatoid arthritis, skin manifestations, subchondral bone cysts, surgery,
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Frikha, F., Ellouz, S., Trigui, M., Frigui, M., Boudawara, T., & Bahloul, Z. (2010). Large elbow nodules in a patient with rheumatoid nodulosis. Rheumatology Reports, 2(1), e4. https://doi.org/10.4081/rr.2010.e4