Peripheral hyperostosis in rheumatoid arthritis in the absence of axial involvement

T. J. Forster, J. C. Leek, D. L. Robbins

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When diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH), or Forestier's disease, coexists with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), the radiographic features of RA are characteristically altered and may be diagnositcally misleading. Altered findings include the absence of osteoporosis, bony proliferation around erosions, osteophytosis and ankylosis. Previously reported cases of coexistent RA-DISH have all exhibited characteristic spinal hyperostosis. Two cases are discussed which demonstrate that the distinctive peripheral radiographic findings of RA-DISH may occur in the absence of vertebral involvement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)653-657
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Rheumatology
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1981

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology
  • Immunology


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