dactylitis


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dactylitis

an inflammation of a finger or toe.
See also: Fingers and Toes
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The use of the CDAI means that disease features of PsA such as enthesitis, psoriasis, and dactylitis were not captured in the assessment of LDA.
We made a clinical diagnosis of blistering distal dactylitis (BDD), a condition typically caused by infection with Gram-positive bacteria.
The medical condition dactylitis is the inflammation of which part of the body?
Psoriatic arthritis is characterized by asymmetrical oligoarthritis of the hands and wrists present in most cases as well as dactylitis, a sausage like swelling of the fingers.
It is frequently characterized by an involvement of the axial joints, but may also be associated with peripheral arthritis (synovitis and/or dactylitis and/or enthesopathy) (7).
According to Berlin algorithm, assessment of inflammatory back pain might lead to the evaluation of other clinical features including positive family history, positive response to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, acute phase reactants (raised erythrocyte sedimentation rate/C-reactive protein), presence of dactylitis, uveitis, psoriasis, alternating buttock pain, asymmetrical arthritis, heel pain, and Crohn's disease which is followed by histocompatibility leukocyte antigen-B27 testing and skeletal imaging.
A univariate analysis of the association between ENL severity and the presence of feelings of depression, new nerve function impairment, any nerve function impairment, fever (greater than 37-5[degrees]C), presence of vesicles or bullae or pustules, ulcerated skin lesions, more than 20 ENL skin lesions, the presence of oedema, the presence of oedema at two or more sites, dactylitis, arthritis, dactylitis and arthritis, orchitis, lymphadenitis, rhinitis, any extracutaneous involvement and severe pain (a score of four or five on the Wong-Baker Pain Rating Scale (11)) was performed and presented to the group (Table 3).
Five patients had inflammatory arthritis with dactylitis and enthesopathy and a family history of psoriasis, but no current evidence of psoriasis.
In terms of PsA treatment approaches, an evidence review that he and his associates in GRAPPA published in 2009 found that biologies (anti-tumor necrosis factor inhibitors) as a group were effective in all five domains of the disease: peripheral arthritis, skin and nail disease, axial disease, dactylitis, and enthesitis, while the oral disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) were effective for peripheral arthritis and skin and nail disease.
The resulting arthritis is characterised by asymmetrical arthritis, usually in the lower limbs, inflammatory eye disease, enthesitis (inflammation of tendons and ligaments at their insertions into bones), dactylitis (painful inflammation of fingers or toes), spondylitis (inflammation of the vertebrae) and sacroiliitis.