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A 64 year old male presents with a symmetrical arthritis of both "hands...

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asked Apr 28, 2014 in Medicine by Rajesh Bahara

A 64 year old male presents with a symmetrical arthritis of both "hands (history from the GP letter) with early morning stiffness.
His X-rays of his hands done before clinic show the following:

Periarticular osteoporosis of the MCP joints
Erosion on the ulnar styloid
Symmetrical distribution of disease
Reduced joint space at the carpal bones

 

What is the most likely diagnosis?

a. Ankylosing Spondylitis 
b. Rheumatoid arthritis 
c. Gout 
d. Secondary Osteoarthritis 
e. Psoriatic Arthritis

1 Answer

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Best answer
b. Rheumatoid arthritis
answered Apr 28, 2014 by Rajesh Bahara

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