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Clinical and Radiological Cases

  • Giacomo Garlaschi
  • Enzo Silvestri
  • Luigi Satragno
  • Marco Amedeo Cimmino

Abstract

Inflammatory rheumatic diseases represent an increasing group of diseases which have notable social effects both for the affected patients, whose quality of life decreases, and for the commitment of resources in the medical field. Among these diseases, the most frequent pathology is RA and the hand its most frequently involved localization. Therefore, it is necessary to obtain an accurate evaluation focused, on one hand, on the precise application of the clinical criteria adopted by the American College of Rheumatology, and, on the other hand, on the ever-increasing use of diagnostic imaging which is able to provide essential parameters for the quantification of articular damage.

Keywords

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Joint Space Narrowing Flexor Tendon Systemic Mastocytosis Rheumatoid Nodule 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Italia, Milano 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Giacomo Garlaschi
    • 1
  • Enzo Silvestri
    • 1
  • Luigi Satragno
    • 2
  • Marco Amedeo Cimmino
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Experimental MedicineUniversity of GenoaItaly
  2. 2.MRI DivisionEsaote GroupGenoaItaly
  3. 3.Department of Internal Medicine, Division of RheumatologyUniversity of GenoaItaly

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