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Sébastien Menzinger, Wolf-Henning Boehncke
The term spondylarthropathy summarizes a heterogenous group of diseases with spinal involvement as the common denominator. In this paper, we will primarily focus on cutaneous manifestations of psoriasis, as this dermatosis is associated with psoriatic artrhritis, one of the major diseases classified as spondylarthropathy. We will describe the clinical manifestations of psoriasis as well as the underlying pathophysiology, the latter allowing to understand the differences in efficacy of numerous Disease Modifying Anti-Rheumatic Drugs (DMARDs) on joint versus skin symptoms...
March 9, 2016: Revue Médicale Suisse
Mario Luis Cousseau, Jorge Gentile, Roxana Pérez
We present a 53 year old woman with pre-existing mixed collagen tissue disease who developped highly-malignant non-Hodgkin lymphoma and 2 years later had left groin abscess, then septic tenosynovitis of the left ankle, septic artrhritis of the right shoulder and purulent tenosynovitis of the right hand. Bacteroides fragilis was identified in synovial fluid drawn from the right shoulder, in blood cultures and in culture of a central venous catheter tip. The primary infection site is presumed to have been the abdominal cavity, and the presence of an indwelling central venous catheter the reason for recurrence of infection...
September 2007: Reumatología Clinica
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