The Skin and Disorders of the Musculoskeletal System
Rheumatological conditions such as tophaceous gout may present initially to the dermatologist; combined clinics with rheumatology are of great value. In addition to autoimmune connective diseases such as systemic lupus and dermatomyositis, several infections and inflammatory conditions present with both skin and joint involvement. Several antirheumatic therapies are associated with cutaneous adverse effects.
Keywords skin, arthritis, infection, spondylitis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibroblastic rheumatism, sarcoidosis, osteoarthritis, haemochromatosis, alkaptonuria, gout, autoinflammatory syndromes, relapsing polychondritis, mastocytosis, multicentric reticulohistiocytosis, pachydermoperiostosis, interstitial granulomatous dermatitis, intralymphatic histiocytosis, antirheumatic drugs