João Madruga Dias

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Background Pachydermodactyly is a rare benign superficial fibromatosis, aetiology unknown, characterized by asymmetric painless swelling of the proximal interphalangeal (PIF) joints of the hands, most frequently in adolescent males. Radiographs and MRI show only soft tissue thickening. Histological exam reveals epidermic hiperplasia, collagen fibers and(More)
OBJECTIVES Musculoskeletal Ultrasound (MSK-US) has become increasingly important in the diagnosis and follow-up of children with rheumatic diseases. We describe the experience of a large Portuguese centre and study the added value of MSK-US in the clinical assessment of paediatric rheumatic diseases. MATERIAL AND METHODS Patients were observed by(More)
Pachydermodactyly is a superficial benign fibromatosis of unknown etiology; it is rare, more frequent in adolescent males, and characterized by painless swelling of the proximal interphalangeal joints(PIP) of the hands. Histologic examination of the skin shows epidermal hyperplasia and increased number of dermal fibroblasts and collagen fibers.We report the(More)
Material and methods Analysis of 330 MSK-US exams performed to 222 children with rheumatic inflammatory diseases in our Department. The children’s ages were between 1 and 18 years (average= 11,7±4,7 years) and 67,6% were female. Synovial membrane proliferation, intra-articular effusion, cartilage contour abnormalities, erosions and periarticular affections(More)
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