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X-Ray Features of Early Rheumatoid Arthritis
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X-Ray Features of Early Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Features of aggressive, early RA, as seen in this x-ray of a 61-year-old woman with RA for 1 year, include evidence of soft-tissue swelling of the metacarpophalangeal and proximal interphalangeal joints, periarticular osteoporosis, symmetric joint space narrowing of several metacarpophalangeal and proximal interphalangeal joints of both hands, and subtle erosions of the right 3rd and right and left 4th metacarpophalangeal joints.

By permission of the publisher. From Matteson E, Mason T: Atlas of Rheumatology. Edited by G Hunder. Philadelphia, Current Medicine, 2005.

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Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)