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Rheumatod arthritis

Gulin Findikoglu, Fusun Ardic, Nuray Akkaya, Fusun Sahin, Nuran Sabir, Bayram Cirak
We aim to draw attention to occult, atraumatic fractures of the odontoid process in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and to underline difficulties encountered during clinical and radiological diagnosis. A forty-seven years old man with RA for 4 years had occipital pain for 1 year without any history of trauma. Later, he developed weakness in the upper extremities, but he did not realize weakness in the lower extremities due to deformities. Contrast magnetic resonance imaging revealed a linear fracture of odontiod process and myelopathy...
September 8, 2014: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
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