Various Manifestations of Rheumatic Disorders: Case 3 Rheumatoid Vasculitis
March 02, 2004
Ten weeks before presentation, this55-year-old woman noticed decreasedsensation in her feet and a bluish discolorationof her toes. These symptomsprogressed rapidly, and pain andcoldness in both feet increased in intensity.Her feet subsequently becamegangrenous. Her seropositive arthritishad been diagnosed about 6 yearsearlier. The disease had been wellcontrolled until about 10 weeks beforethis photograph was taken.