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arthritis mutilans


Definition: a form of chronic rheumatoid arthritis in which osteolysis occurs with extensive destruction of the joint cartilages and bony surfaces with pronounced deformities, chiefly of the hands and feet; similar changes occur in some cases of psoriatic arthritis.

Synonym(s): chronic absorptive arthritis

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