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Volume 27, Issue 1, March 2016

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Mediterr J Rheumatol 2016; 27(1): 50-53
Pachydermodactyly-symmetric soft tissue swelling around proximal interphalangeal joints may be misdiagnosed for arthritis
Authors Information

1: Department of Rheumatology, Faculty of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, University of Thessaly, Larissa 41110, Greece

2: Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, University of Thessaly, Larissa 41110, Greece
Abstract
Pachydermodactyly is a benign condition of unknown aetiology that presents with skin thickening around the proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joints. Most of the time the swelling is symmetrical and can easily misdiagnosed for arthritis, particularly juvenile idiopathic arthritis or rheumatoid arthritis.