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Today's Medical Quiz


This week's New England Journal of Medicine challenge is good. What is the diagnosis for this lady's hand. Hint: it is common. (click on image for a better view)
1. Psoriatic arthropathy
2. Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
3. Osteoarthritis
4. Gout
5. Rheumatoid arthritis

The answer will be posted tomorrow. If you don't know...you might learn something.

Hey, It's a full moon tonight!!

Comments

Anonymous said…
3. Osteoarthritis
KM
CaShThoMa said…
No question: seen it lots...it's gout. You can almost see those white deposits trying their best to extrude from the tophus!
Anonymous said…
#1 Psoriatic arthropathy (I think???)
Number 1 , but let me call my Doctor to make sure :)
jesdenm said…
As a person afflicted with RSD and seeing it at its worse on me and its even worse on other peoples pictures, I can say that that is not it. :) However, I could be wrong. :(

Now my guess will be 5. RA, I am making this guess based soley on commercials discussing RA. LOL

Fun site.

Christine
http://AfflictedWithRSD.com
nt said…
It is Osteoarthritis .Heberden and Bouchard nodes.

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