dactylitis


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dactylitis

an inflammation of a finger or toe.
See also: Fingers and Toes
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Dactylitis and asymmetrical large- and small-joint arthritis are seen in patients with psoriatic arthritis, whereas symmetrical small-joint involvement in an older girl is typical of rheumatoid factor (RF)-positive polyarticular JIA.
Presence of dactylitis (assessed by dactylitic digit count) and enthesitis (assessed by a four-point enthesitis index) amongst subjects with these characteristics at baseline
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.
PsA, however, is more likely to be asymmetric and to present with enthesopathy (inflammation of tendons at their insertion sites that can often cause confusion with fibromyalgia), dactylitis (inflammation of a digit), and iritis (inflammation in the iris of the eye).
The treatment also resulted in improvement in dactylitis (inflammation of fingers and toes) and enthesitis (inflammation at sites where tendons or ligaments insert into bone) in patients with these pre-existing symptoms.
The patients' age, gender, duration of psoriasis, duration of PsA, nail involvement, and presence of dactylitis were noted, and their peripheral and axial joints were examined in detail.
STELARA is the first in a new class of biologics now available for patients living with active psoriatic arthritis, a chronic autoimmune disease characterised by joint swelling and tenderness, periarticular tissue inflammation (enthesitis, inflammation of the site where ligaments or tendons insert into the bones, and dactylitis, inflammation of an entire digit, e.
He had bilateral dactylitis with arthritis of the metacarpophalangeal and interphalangeal joints of the lateral 3 fingers.
Herein, we present a three-year-old girl, who was previously vaccinated against mumps infection, admitted with bilateral parotid swelling, dactylitis and serum immunoglobulin M positivity for mumps infection and diagnosed to have ALL with bilateral persistent parotid involvement, inconsistent with mumps infection.
It is perhaps most characteristically associated with psoriatic arthritis, which may cause inflammation of both the distal and proximal interphalangeal joints as well as the tendon sheaths of a digit (1,3); however, a sausage digit may be produced by a variety of different forms of arthritis or dactylitis.
At baseline, 78 percent (placebo group), 75 percent (golimumab 50 mg group) and 79 percent (golimumab 100 mg group) of study subjects presented with enthesitis (at least one tender body enthesitis site) as measured by the Maastricht Ankylosing Spondylitis Enthesitis Score (MASES) index modified for Psoriatic Arthritis; 34 percent (placebo group), 34 percent (golimumab 50 mg group) and 34 percent (golimumab 100 mg group) of subjects presented with dactylitis at baseline.