Ultrasonographic hand features in systemic sclerosis and correlates with clinical, biologic, and radiographic findings.

@article{Elhai2012UltrasonographicHF,
  title={Ultrasonographic hand features in systemic sclerosis and correlates with clinical, biologic, and radiographic findings.},
  author={Muriel Elhai and Henri Gu{\'e}rini and Ramin Bazeli and J{\'e}r{\^o}me Avouac and V{\'e}ronique Freire and J L Drap{\'e} and Andr{\'e} Kahan and Yannick Allanore},
  journal={Arthritis care & research},
  year={2012},
  volume={64 8},
  pages={1244-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate ultrasonographic (US) hand features in systemic sclerosis (SSc) patients and their relationship with clinical, biologic, and radiographic data. METHODS Fifty-two consecutive SSc patients were included in a cross-sectional observational study together with 24 rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients enrolled as controls. All patients underwent clinical examination, including tender and swollen joint counts, measurement of disability indices, and hand/wrist radiographs. US… CONTINUE READING
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