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Related to arthritis mutilans: psoriatic arthritis
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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mutilating arthritisA generic term for end-stage joint destruction accompanied by osteolysis, which is typical of advanced psoriatic arthritis but may also occur in rheumatoid arthritis and in mixed connective tissue disease.
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arthritis mutilansSevere deformities especially of the hands and wrists, resulting from long-term untreated or inadequately treated rheumatoid arthritis. There is extensive reabsorption of bones with collapse of soft tissue resulting in gross mutilation.
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ar·thri·tis mu·ti·lans(ahr-thrītis myūti-lanz)
Chronic rheumatoid arthritis in which osteolysis occurs with extensive destruction of joint cartilages and bony surfaces with pronounced deformities, chiefly of hands and feet.
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