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June 1982

Severe Osteolytic Arthritis Mutilans in Pustular Psoriasis

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Medicine, University of Minnesota School of Medicine, Minneapolis (Drs Mahowald and Parrish); and the Rheumatology Section, Minneapolis Veterans Administration Medical Center (Dr Mahowald). Dr Parrish is in private practice.

Arch Dermatol. 1982;118(6):434-437. doi:10.1001/archderm.1982.01650180068022

• A patient with acral pustular psoriasis also had resorptive osteolysis with soft-tissue atrophy of the digits. This process resulted in progressive distal to proximal loss of the digits rather than the shortened "telescoping" digits usually seen in more characteristic cases of psoriatic arthritis mutilans. The salient features of acral pustular psoriasis, arthritis mutilans, and distal digit resorption are reviewed.

(Arch Dermatol 1982;118:434-437)

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