ISSN 2147-9720 | E-ISSN 2148-4279
Case Report
Swollen digits due to pachydermodactyly resembling inflammatory arthritis
1 Department of Dermatology, Ege University School of Medicine, İzmir, Turkey  
2 Department of Pathology, Ege University School of Medicine, İzmir, Turkey  
3 Department of Radiology, Ege University School of Medicine, İzmir, Turkey  
4 Department of Rheumatology, Ege University School of Medicine, İzmir, Turkey  
Eur J Rheumatol ; : -
DOI: 10.5152/eurjrheum.2018.18079
Key Words: Painless joint swelling, dermoscopy, pachydermodactyly
Abstract

Pachydermodactyly is a rare digital fibromatosis, characterized by painless, fusiform swelling in proximal interphalangeal joints. Since it may be misdiagnosed as inflammatory arthritis, it is important to call physicians’ attention to this rarely seen condition to avoid unnecessary immunosuppressive treatment. Hereby, we present a case of a pachydermodactyly that had been previously followed-up and treated as an inflammatory arthritis for 4 years. We describe the clinical, radiological, and dermoscopic features of the case.

 

Cite this article as: Acar A, Dirican F, Yaman B, Tamsel İ, Keser G, Karaarslan I. Swollen digits due to pachydermodactyly resembling inflammatory arthritis. Eur J Rheumatol 2018; DOI: 10.5152/eurjrheum.2018.18079

 

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