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Clinical and laboratory findings in 120 patients with suspected discitis (loss of disk height and erosions of the vertebral endplates on plain radiographs) were reviewed and compared with percutaneous discovertebral biopsy results. Patients were categorized into three groups based on whether the symptoms developed after an invasive procedure (Group I),(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the incidence of osteoperiostitis of the distal phalanx of the great toe in psoriatic arthritis (PsA). METHODS One thousand great toes (202 of PsA, 44 of cutaneous psoriasis, 274 of low back pain patients, 296 of rheumatoid arthritis, 136 of spondyloarthropathy, and 48 of connective tissue diseases) were studied for osteoperiostitis of(More)
OBJECTIVE Clinical assessment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) based on pain and swelling and physical examination is limited by observer error and interpretation. We compared magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and clinical examination to detect synovitis in RA. METHODS Twelve patients with active RA were assessed according to Ritchie index, swollen joint count(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe characteristics of cases of sarcomatous degeneration in Paget's disease (SDP) recorded over 10 years in 2 French university hospitals, with particular emphasis on the pattern of this entity on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). METHODS Fourteen cases are described. Epidemiological, clinical, radiological, histological, and MRI(More)
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