Plant-thorn synovitis occurring in a child with psoriatic arthritis

Anthony Ormerod, Marion White, C J Eastmond, R B Chesney

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In psoriatic arthritis, trauma to joints may be important in determining the site of joint involvement. We describe a child with a psoriatic arthritis in whom penetrating injury with a rose thorn led to a localized chronic synovitis which could not be distinguished clinically from psoriatic arthritis but which was effectively treated by synovectomy and removal of the remaining thorn.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)296-297
Number of pages2
JournalBritish Journal of Rheumatology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 1984


  • Arthritis
  • Child
  • Finger Injuries
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Plants
  • Psoriasis
  • Tenosynovitis


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