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Reconstructive Surgery & Anaplastology
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A Strange Evolution of Rheumatoid Arthritis Case - Report

Zeca Elena - Cristina1*, Iordache Madalina-Elena1, Popescu Serban – Arghir1, Frunza Adrian1, Maciuceanu- Zarnescu Mircea-Bogdan1, Ioan Lascar1 and Alexandru Munteanu2

1Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Bucharest Clinical Emergency Hospital, Romania.

2National Institute of Pneumology “Marius Nasta”, Bucharest, Romania

*Corresponding Author:
Zeca Elena - Cristina
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Bucharest Clinical Emergency Hospital, Romania
E-mail: [email protected]

Received Date: October 14, 2015 Accepted Date: November 07, 2015 Published Date: November 15, 2015

Citation: Cristina ZE, Elena IM, Arghir PS, Adrian F, Bogdan MZM,et al. (2015) A Strange Evolution of Rheumatoid Arthritis – Case Report. Anaplastology 5:154. doi:10.4172/2161-1173.1000154

Copyright: © 2015, Cristina ZE, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



This paper brings in discussion a strange case evolution of rheumatoid arthritis in a female patient of 72 years old who was admitted in the Department of Plastic Surgery and Reconstructive Microsurgery for a tumoral structure of 4/8 cm in the right deltoid region, with incision marks on its surface, non-adherent with the surrounding tissues and no inflammatory sign locally. The patient has a history of more than 20 year of rheumatoid arthritis, for whom she had been treated whit immunosuppressors (Etanercept) for 10 years. Taking in consideration this fact, the most significant side effect of these medications is the increasing risk of all types of infections, including tuberculosis, especially skin tuberculosis or even an abscess due to a possible local skin reactions after injection of the anti-TNF agent. The deltoid region presented skin incisions, drainage and unsuccessful multiple antibiotic therapy, which led us to question marks regarding the origin of the collection. Rheumatoid involvement of the shoulder seems to be relatively not so common as the involvement of peripheral joints, but painful symptoms in this region are present.


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