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October 1952

SYNDROME OF CARTILAGE PATHOLOGY, DESTRUCTIVE IRIDOCYCLITIS, MULTIPLE JOINT DISLOCATIONSComparison with Concurrent Eye and Joint Diseases Described in Literature

Author Affiliations

DULUTH, MINN.

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1952;48(4):420-427. doi:10.1001/archopht.1952.00920010429004
Abstract

CHRONIC destructive iridocyclitis with or without cataract formation occasionally is seen associated with severe ankylosing rheumatoid arthritis. A number of other diseases of joints are associated with iridocyclitis, as described later. The patient who is the subject of this report, however, presented concurrent destructive iridocyclitis, atrophy or deformity of body cartilages, and multiple joint dislocations, without destruction of either bone or joint surface. This syndrome was not familiar to me, and I have been unable to find anything just like it described in the literature.

REPORT OF A CASE  Mrs. H. E., aged 61, when seen first, in May, 1949, complained of rheumatism and blindness. She had been considered well until January, 1947, when there developed a sequence of symptoms which was initiated by a feeling of warmth on the medial aspect of the knees. This was followed by difficulty in her assuming the erect position after kneeling; soon pain

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