Osteoarthritis associated with distal interphalangeal joint involvement in rheumatoid arthritis
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- Abbott, G.T., Bucknall, R.C. & Whitehouse, G.H. Skeletal Radiol. (1991) 20: 495. doi:10.1007/BF00194244
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A study was undertaken to investigate the relationship between the clinical and radiological findings in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), osteoarthritis (OA), and combined osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis (OA/RA) affecting the hands. Fifty patients were selected for each group from those attending a rheumatology clinic. The study showed a good correlation between the clinical and radiological diagnosis of combined OA/RA and that marginal erosive changes in the distal interphalangeal (DIP) joints occur more commonly in patients with rheumatoid arthritis who have coexisting osteoarthritis.