11) In small studies, gadolinium-enhanced MRI has proven useful in distinguishing between acute medullary bone infarct and osteomyelitis.
The diagnostic role of gadolinium enhanced MRI in distinguishing between acute medullary bone infarct and osteomyelitis.
Dactylitis can occur in seronegative arthropathies, such as psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis, in sickle-cell disease as result of a vasoocclusive crisis with bone infarcts
, and in infectious conditions including tuberculosis and leprosy (6).
Possible associations with Paget' s disease or bone infarcts
have also been described.
Bone involvement may also lead to bone pain and pathologic fractures, bone infarcts
, and osteonecrosis.