thyroid acropathy

thyroid acropathy

[thī′roid]
Etymology: Gk, thyreos, shield, eidos, form, akron, extremity, pathos, disease
swelling of subcutaneous tissue of the extremities and clubbing of the digits, occurring rarely in patients with thyroid disease and usually associated with pretibial myxedema or exophthalmos.
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Thyroid acropathy is an unusual involvement of autoimmune thyroid disorders (Hashimoto, Graves, etc.
In conventional radiographic examinations, joint involvement and periosteal bone changes were symmetrical in both the hands and were consistent with classical thyroid acropathy.
Thyroid acropathy is generally among the rare complications that develop because of autoimmune thyroid disorders (such as Hashimoto and Graves).
Besides clinical examination, the diagnosis of thyroid acropathy can be established by conventional radiography, bone scintigraphy, and bone biopsy.