Dermatological Manifestations of Rheumatoid Disease
Whilst there are a number of specific connective tissue disorders with well‐recognized and diagnostic cutaneous features, there are other disorders with rheumatological features in which skin problems occur as part of the condition, but which are not necessarily diagnostic for the disease. These are sometimes less well described than those classic features of, for example, lupus erythematosus. Such conditions include rheumatoid arthritis and Sjögren yndrome, but also Still disease and rheumatic fever. The skin conditions seen in these diseases may involve the skin primarily, or the vasculature, but often present to dermatologists for diagnosis, usually in a patient known to have an underlying disease.
Keywords rheumatoid arthritis, nodulosis, neutrophilic disorders, vasculitis, Felty syndrome, Still disease