International Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences

International Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences ISSN: 2167-0404 Vol. 6 (2), pp. 311-316, February, 2016. © International Scholars Journals

Case Report

Isolated bilateral thumb arthritis: A bizarre initial presentation of common arthritis

Hussein Abdullah*1, Khalifa Hamad1 and Al-Sabah Fahd2

1Rheumatology Department, King AbdulAziz Medical City, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

2Rheumatology Department, King AbdulAziz University Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Accepted 04 October, 2015


Dactylitis is a known manifestation of seronegative spondyloarthropathy. Here, an unusual case of psoriatic arthritis presented initially with isolated erosive metacarpophalengeal joint arthritis of both thumbs for 2 years without obvious etiology was reported. Later on, dactylitis and skin psoriasis were developed.

Key words: Erosive arthritis, dactylitis, metacarpophalangeal joint arthritis.